Gerard Bertrand, Le Viala Minervois La Lavinière 2014

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    France

  • Region:

    Languedoc-Roussillon

  • ABV:

    14.50%

  • Grape:

    Shiraz/Syrah

  • Grape Blend:

    Syrah 60%, Grenache 25%, Carignan 15%

  • Organic:

    Yes

  • Winemaker:

    Gerard Bertrand

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Gerard Bertrand Le Viala Minervois La Lavinière 2014 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Powerful nose of blackberries and violets. On the palate, smooth tannins and subtle woody notes, beautifully balanced and an never ending finish. An extreme delicacy with a huge lasting potential.

Production Notes

The manual harvest followed very precise monitoring of the maturation of the grapes. After a meticulous sorting process, the Carignan and Syrah grapes were put in their entirety into vats and vinified separately by carbonic maceration. The Grenache was destemmed and vinified with traditional maceration under controlled temperatures. Following the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations, the different varieties were blended and the wine was aged in new 225 litre oak barrels for a minimum of 12 months. The wine was not fined or filtered prior to being bottle aged for 12 months.

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.