Gerard Bertrand, Cigalus Rouge Aude Hauterive 2017

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    France

  • Region:

    Languedoc-Roussillon

  • ABV:

    15%

  • Grape:

    Red Blend

  • Grape Blend:

    Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Syrah 30%, Merlot 20%, Carignan 5%, Grenache 5%

  • Organic:

    Yes

  • Winemaker:

    Gerard Bertrand

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Gerard Bertrand Cigalus Rouge Aude Hauterive 2017 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Initially the bouquet shows concentrated, very ripe black fruit. After a little time in the glass, more complexity with grilled spice and toasted oak unfolds. The palate is lush and opulent, with velvety tannins. The aromas of blackberries, black cherries and plums reappear with mint overtones. The finish is long and in perfect balance.

Production Notes

The grapes were picked by hand in early October once they had reached optimum maturity. The bunches were carefully placed whole in "cagettes" (very small wooden crates) to preserve their condition and avoid any natural crushing. The Syrah and Carignan were vinified separately as whole bunches, undergoing a carbonic maceration. The other varietals were destemmed and vinified in the traditional way for 20 days under controlled temperatures. The wines were placed in 225 litre new French oak barrels, for 12 months. The wine was bottled unfiltered, followed by further bottle ageing prior to release.

Producer Profile

Gerard Bertrand is one of the most outstanding winemakers in the South of France, where he owns numerous estates among the most prestigious crus of LanguedocRoussillon. Formerly the IWC Red Winemaker of the Year and Wine Enthusiast's European Winery of the Year, he is known locally as the "King" of the Languedoc. Brought up in the Languedoc vineyards, Gerard Bertrand is committed to sharing the characteristics and exceptional diversity of each of the terroirs. 20 years of expertise ensures that wines bearing Gerard Bertrand's signature have a unique style, driven by the fundamental values of excellence, authenticity, conviviality and innovation. We are proud to represent this leading French name in the UK.