Gérard Bertrand Viognier Vin de Pays d'Oc Réserve Spéciale 2010
The average yield is 25 hecto liters per hectare. After “greenharvesting” in June, the grapes are picked in late September when they have reached perfect ripeness. The grapes are de-stemmed (separated from their stalks) and then placed inv ats to macerate for 10 to 15 days. The pumping-over and maturing process ensure that the “best” of the skins are extracted before pressing. Ageing takes place partly in 225-litre barrels, after which the wine is bottled.
Editorial Reviews for Gérard Bertrand Viognier Vin de Pays d'Oc Réserve Spéciale
Rather stemmy on the nose with blooming aromas of wild black cherry jam, licorice and violet candies, slight root vegetable notes and a deep medicinal vein. This enters the mouth with a light touch, though there are noticeable tannins here offering early mouthgrab. The flavors are fairly intense, lightly fruity and dominated by stony mineral notes and sweet root vegetable flavors with a finish that is moderately long and brisk with plenty of dusty tannins and flavors of charcoal and old wood accenting the fading red berry fruit. 85pts
fruit more pronounced here layered with peach, apricots, and honey, very aromatic, nice acidity and balance of fruit, lovely length as well
Dark earthy aromas. Little fruit on the nose. Elegance yet rustic factor. Nose is off putting for me.
Smells smokey and meaty, blackberries and cherries. Really nice flavor, complex.
Very nutty, like peanut butter. Better tasting than it smells, but a bit confusing with such a strong peanut flavor.
Cherry and cola with a bit of grassy flavor
Awesome wine for a great price - Gentle flavours with room to grow - Blackcurrant flavours, medium-full bodied - maybe slightly tannic.
External Reviews for Gérard Bertrand Viognier Vin de Pays d'Oc Réserve Spéciale
This 100% Chardonnay comes from selected coastal vineyards and displays layers of lemon, ripe apple and floral notes ending in a full, creamy textured finish.
The region of Picpoul de Pinet is one of the earliest civilised places on earth and has been a wine making area for over 2000 years. The village of Pinet is situated near Thau where the noble grape known as Piquepoule was first thought to be grown and which in turn gave the name to the wine known today as Picpoul de Pinet – a wine produced from the limestone soils of the Mediterranean and the celebrated southern French sun. Gérard Bertrand was named in 2012 as the "European Winery of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast and "Red Wine Maker of the Year" by the IWC. Grapes : 100% Picpoul de Pinet Region: France / Languedoc Roussillon Maker: Gérard Bertrand Notes : Pale yellow hew with intense aromas of exotic and citrus fruits, with hints of mineral, floral and vegetable notes. Fresh and aromatic, this great wine combines fresh aromas with fine structure and a very long finish. Serve : Best enjoyed young and served at 8°C with shell fish, grilled fish and other light Mediterranean salads. ABV : 13% Suitable for Vegetarians
Displays telltale notes of honeysuckle and ripe pear, with peach, orange blossom, and citrus overtones. This wine finishes in a crisp clean style.
This 100% Pinot Noir comes from the coolest altitude vineyards in the region. It opens to reveal ripe cherry fruit and wild raspberry flavours, notes of nutmeg and brown spice with silky tannins and a
Passionate and committed to the Mediterranean lifestyle and premium wines from the South of France, Gérard Bertrand is pleased and honored to be able to present to you this unique Cuvée from our Réser
Das Fruchtbouquet ist ausladend und intensiv: reife Birne, Pfirsich, Orangenblüten, Zitrusfrüchte. Im Gaumen offenbart sich eine frisch-fruchtige Struktur, die sich mit dem eleganten Körper vereint. Es ist ein gradliniger, fruchtiger Weisser, der gefällt und zu vielen Gelegenheiten passt.
Food Pairings for Gérard Bertrand Viognier Vin de Pays d'Oc Réserve Spéciale
This 100% Pinot Noir comes from vineyards set at high altitude, among the coolest part in the region. This fruity wine offers aromas of ripe cherry, wild raspberry and spices. The tannins are silky and the finish is elegant and well-balanced.
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