Château la Sauvageonne Grand Vin 2018 Gérard Bertrand


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The nose is packed with complex aromas of garrigue, dark berried fruit and a touch of gingerbread spice. On the palate the cuvée boasts elegant and refined tannins which frame the palate with great balance and vivacity.

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The Terrasses du Larzac appellation is located in the north of the Hérault département, its vines planted on the slopes of the famous Causse du Larzac. The unique micro-climate of this area includes significant temperature variations: the distance from the sea and proximity to the Causse helps cool the air after warm summer days, helping the grapes develop a rich colour as they mature slowly and gradually.

The harvest began with an analysis of the grape's polyphenol content and daily tasting as they reached peak maturity. The grapes were carefully picked by hand and carried to the winery in special grape bins, within an hour of leaving the vine. The grapes were meticulously sorted and destemmed before being transferred to thermo-regulated vats. Each grape variety was vinified separately. Maceration lasted for approximately 20 to 25 days. At the end of the winter the wines were transferred to new 225 litre oak barrels and left to mature for 12 to 16 months.

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RRP £32.25
Vintage 2018
Alcoholic strength 15.5%
Awards 92 pts, James Suckling, 2021; 17 pts, Jancis Robinson, 2021
Grapes Syrah 50%, Grenache 35%, Mourvèdre 8%, Carignan 7%
Body E
Vegetarian No
Vegan No
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic Yes
Biodynamic Yes
Gérard Bertrand

Gérard Bertrand is one of the most outstanding winemakers in the South of France, where he owns numerous estates among the most prestigious crus of Languedoc Roussillon. 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, Gérard Bertrand is committed to sharing the characteristics and exceptional diversity of each of the terroirs. 20 years of expertise ensures that wines bearing Gérard Bertrand's signature have a unique style, driven by the fundamental values of excellence, authenticity, conviviality and innovation.

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