Gerard Bertrand6eme Sens Rouge France ϼ Oregon ϼ 2006

External Review by Great Wines Direct:

Languedoc Roussillon, where the garrigue meets the sea, has an exceptionally diversified terroir. Gerard Bertrand is by far one of the most dynamic and brilliant winemakers from the South of France. He owns no less than seven estates nestling nicely among the most prestigious terroirs of Languedoc Roussillon. He 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 : 40% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 30% Cinsault Region: France / Languedoc Roussillon Maker: Gérard Bertrand Notes : Deep red colour with shiny tints. The nose is complex, both floral (violets) and fruity (red fruits, raspberries). Smooth in the mouth with a lot of fruit and spice. Very long aromatic finish with very soft tannins and a lot of depth. Serve : To be served at 12-13° Ideal with Mediterranean cooking during summertime, mixed salads, grilled meats or on its own as an aperitif. ABV : 12.5% Suitable for Vegetarians

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Gérard Bertrand:
Gerard Bertrand quickly developed a wine merchant business by selecting winemakers and estates that shared his sense of what was called for. In order to express his talent as a winemaker beyond his native appellation of the Corbières, he chose to invest in other wines of the Languedoc with strong potential. In 1994 he bought the Cigalus Vin de Pays d’Oc parcels, then three years later the 58 he... Read more
Gerard Bertrand quickly developed a wine merchant business by selecting winemakers and estates that shared his sense of what was called for. In order to express his talent as a winemaker beyond his native appellation of the Corbières, he chose to invest in other wines of the Languedoc with strong potential. In 1994 he bought the Cigalus Vin de Pays d’Oc parcels, then three years later the 58 hectares of Château Laville-Bertrou in Minervois La Livinière. A forerunner in the Languedoc, Gerard Bertrand understood the evolution in consumer behavior towards expressive, well-balanced and elegant wines. By offering great wines at fair prices his success was immediate. The Prestige Wines of Gerard Bertrand quickly became the quality reference in the opinion of the professionals. In the footsteps of his father, Gerard has been contributing to the epic story of the Languedoc in these past years; he is the payee of the qualitative changes made to a good number of Languedoc terroirs and estates. He notably defends Boutenac as a terroirs and fights for its recognition by the INAO (Institut National des Appellations d’Origine). In return of his efforts, and as a proof of the quality of his wines, consumers quickly take up Gerard Bertrand’s wines and repeat it again … the development of his business acknowledges this success. Read less
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External Reviews for Gerard Bertrand6eme Sens Rouge France ϼ Oregon ϼ

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
06/02/2013

Languedoc Roussillon, where the garrigue meets the sea, has an exceptionally diversified terroir. Gerard Bertrand is by far one of the most dynamic and brilliant winemakers from the South of France. He owns no less than seven estates nestling nicely among the most prestigious terroirs of Languedoc Roussillon. He 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 : 40% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 30% Cinsault Region: France / Languedoc Roussillon Maker: Gérard Bertrand Notes : Deep red colour with shiny tints. The nose is complex, both floral (violets) and fruity (red fruits, raspberries). Smooth in the mouth with a lot of fruit and spice. Very long aromatic finish with very soft tannins and a lot of depth. Serve : To be served at 12-13° Ideal with Mediterranean cooking during summertime, mixed salads, grilled meats or on its own as an aperitif. ABV : 12.5% Suitable for Vegetarians



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