The Pinot Noir is a fragile, demanding variety which is capable of producing extremely fine red wines.
It produces nicely rounded and fruity wines which should be opened when young. In more concentrated versions produced from low-yield vines, the wines gain in structure and aromatic complexity with sometimes velvety textures and great ageing potential.
This 100% Pinot Noir comes from vineyards in the regionís coolest areas set at altitude. It is a fruity wine offering notes of ripe cherry, wild raspberry and spices, as well as silky tannins and an elegant, balanced finish.
Gerard Bertrand is passionate about the Mediterranean Art de Vivre and is a specialist producer of premium wines from the south of France. In his ReserveSpeciale range he reveals the elegant, generous array of fruity flavours produced by the very best terroirs in the region.
The exceptional terroirs of the Languedoc enjoy optimum sunshine and low rainfall, bringing out all the complexity of the regionís emblematic grape varieties and thus producing top-quality wines.
|Wine maker notes
|After the “green harvestingĒ in June, the grapes are picked in late September when perfectly ripe.
The average yield is 25 hectolitre per hectare.
The grapes are de-stemmed before being placed in vats for maceration that lasts 10 to 15 days. Pumping-over operations extract the best out of the skins prior to pressing.
The wine is partially matured in 225-litre barrels before being bottled.
|From the discovery of the Tautavel man to the Roman hegemony in Narbonne, via the Visigoth occupation and the Cathar heresy, Languedoc-Roussillonís past is steeped in rich history. At the beginning of the 20th Century, a phylloxera epidemic, coupled with overproduction and widespread fraud, wrought havoc for winegrowers, who subsequently decided to revolt. Since the 1950s the wines of the Languedoc have become increasingly refined, and the best estates now produce wines of truly exceptional quality. Gerard Bertrand is determined to drive this progress even further, through continued innovation and by creating internationally-renowned appellations and wines.