Intense, floral aromas of thyme and red fruit in the nose, nuanced with delicate hints of liquorice, black olive tapenade and cherry brandy.
Wonderful mineral freshness on the palate, full-bodied with subtle, elegant tannins.
Gerard Bertrand, owner of several notable wine-growingestates in the South of France, is a passionateadvocate of the Mediterranean art of living. The Grands Terroirs range giveswine-lovers the opportunity to discover the unique character of thisregion.
The village of Pic Saint-Loup is a village in the Coteaux du Languedoc regionrenowned for itswine-making terroir. Flanked by limestonecliffs, with optimal sunlight exposure and light winds, thesesoilsproducerich, concentratedwineswithelegant notes of ripe dark fruit (blackcurrant and blackberry) and hints of thyme and spices.
|Wine maker notes
|Work in the vineyard starts by selecting the most suitable plots of land for each variety. The grapes are harvested once they have reached peak maturity, determined by regular tasting, and are sorted twice: once in the vineyard and again in the winery.
Vinification takes place in the traditional manner, the grapes are de-stemmed and then transferred to the vats for maceration lasting 3 to 4 weeks.
The must is pressed before malolactic fermentation begins. 33% of the wine is transferred to barrels and left to mature for 9 months, whilst the rest remains in the vats in order to preserve its fresh, fruity character.
|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.