Gerard Bertrand, La Forge Corbières Boutenac 2017

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    France

  • Region:

    Languedoc-Roussillon

  • ABV:

    15.50%

  • Grape:

    Carignan

  • Grape Blend:

    Carignan 50%, Syrah 50%

  • Winemaker:

    Gerard Bertrand

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Gerard Bertrand La Forge Corbières Boutenac 2017 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Deep mature cherry colour, an explosive nose opens onto grilled toast spices and clove. The palate reveals powerful and elegant aromas, reminiscent of caramelised red fruits. This is an exceptional wine with soft tannins and a spicy finish.

Production Notes

The fruit was manually harvested. Whole grapes were transferred to vats, without crushing and each variety was vinified separately by carbonic maceration. The wines then went through malolactic fermentation before the blending of the different varieties. Ageing took place in new 225 litre oak barrels for a period of 12 months; the barrels are carefully selected. The wine was not filtered before being bottled. The bottles were cellared for a further 12 months 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.