Gérard Bertrand 'Héritage An 118' Coteaux de Narbonne Rouge 2020


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Fresh fruit character abounds in this southern French blend, rounded and supple with blueberry and violet notes leading to an abundance of fresh black fruit and an elegant finish.

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In the Héritage range, Gérard Bertrand highlights the history and the expression of the terroirs of the South of France, by celebrating a date which has marked the history of the appellation. Narbonne, the first Gallic Roman colony, was founded in 118AD and the wines of Narbonne have been exported all over Europe since these ancient times. The vineyard benefits from the Mediterranean climate, with long sunshine hours and dry growing season combined with the cooling influence from the nearby Mediterranean Sea, which results in concentrated fruit with naturally balancing freshness. The clay-limestone terroir allows for the perfect ripening of the berries and produces elegant wines with a naturally fresh profile.

The grapes were hand-picked and then went through a manual double-sorting process before and after destemming, to ensure only the top quality fruit was vinified. Vinification lasted for a period of four weeks in temperature-controlled vats, where fermentation took place with wild and selected yeasts. Once complete, the wine was aged in vats for eight months. This cuvée was made in an unoaked style to showcase purity of fruit and the nuances of the Narbonne terroir.

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RRP £13.75
Vintage 2020
Alcoholic strength 14%
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Subregion Coteaux de Narbonne
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Syrah 50%
Body C
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian No
Vegan No
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Closure Cork
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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