Château la Sauvageonne La Villa Rosé 2020 Gérard Bertrand


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The bouquet offers up notes of crushed strawberries, sweet spice and floral notes of violet and hawthorne. Powerful and generous, with a velvety texture and a revitalising freshness. This wine is built on tension and stamped with a brilliant salinity.

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The estate is located to the North West of Montpellier, situated on the terraces of Causse du Larzac at between 150 and 350 metres of altitude. The vineyard's orientation, combined with its exceptional terroir gives it a unique character. The landscape is moulded by the region’s volcanic past. The soil consists of stones derived from sandstone or schist for the first 30 centimetres and then a layer of clay. Specifically the soil is made up of “Ruffes” which is a thin, filtering soil rich in minerals such as bauxite, iron and aluminium; and sandstone with shale, which allows the creation of a water reserve. The area is influenced by wide temperature ranges, with warm, sunny days and cooler, fresh summer nights influenced by the sea breeze. These diurnal temperature differences are beneficial encouraging a slow, progressive ripening of the berries.

The grapes were hand-picked between sunrise and 10am, in order to retain freshness. The Grenache and Mourvèdre came from plots of old vines on the hillsides, which produce low yields of small berries. The Vermentino and Viognier are cultivated on the schist hillsides. The Grenache was co-fermented with the Vermentino and the Viognier. Full bunches of grapes were immediately pressed and only the free run juice and the juice from the first press were used. After a cold settling, the fermentation began in vats with natural yeast, followed by a partial fermentation in oak. 80% was matured in French oak.

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RRP £51.50
Vintage 2020
Alcoholic strength 14.5%
Serve with delicate fish dishes, poultry in a cream sauce or a selection of fresh cheese
Awards Silver, DWWA, 2021
Grapes Grenache 65%, Mourvèdre 25%, Vermentino 7%, Viognier 3%
Dry/Sweet value 2
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan No
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic Yes
Biodynamic Yes
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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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