Château la Sauvageonne Grand Vin Blanc 2019 Gérard Bertrand


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A complex and highly aromatic blend with hints of hawthorn and almond, floral notes of violet and flashes of mango and apricot. A delicate hint of woodiness, with light accents of gingerbread and tobacco come through on the rich and unctuous palate. A wine of great substance, volume and freshness.

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Château la Sauvageonne is an illustrious winemaking estate, where optimal sun exposure, excellent location and an exceptional terroir combine to produce wines of distinctive character. The vines are planted in the northern reaches of the Hérault département, in the shadow of the Causse du Larzac limestone plateau. This region has its own unique micro-climate, with substantial temperature variations: the distance from the sea and proximity of the Causse provide a touch of freshness on summer nights, allowing the grapes to mature slowly and gradually.

The grapes were hand-harvested, with each variety brought in separately and only when the fruit had reached its optimal maturity. The vinification process was tailored to respect the unique characteristics of each grape variety and to capture the essence of the Sauvageonne terroir. The grapes were destemmed and chilled to 8°C, then lightly pressed to extract only the finest juice. The must was then allowed to settle at controlled temperatures, followed by fermentation which lasted between 15 to 30 days depending on the degree of clarification. Half-way through fermentation, a proportion of the must was transferred into 225-litre oak barrels for six months of maturation. The wine was left to mature over fine lees with regular stirring. Gently fined the wine was bottled early to retain freshness.

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RRP £31.49
Vintage 2019
Alcoholic strength 14.5%
Awards 16.5 pts, Jancis Robinson, 2021
Grapes Grenache Blanc 32%, Roussanne 30%, Viognier 20%, Vermentino 18%
Dry/Sweet value 2
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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