Gérard Bertrand La Forge Corbières Boutenac 2019


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Deep matured cherry colour, an explosive nose opens onto grilled toast spices and clove. With a sugar rush, the palate reveals powerful and elegant aromas, reminiscent of cooked red fruits. This is an exceptional wine with soft tannins and a spicy after taste.

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The remarkable quality of this wine lies in the exceptional quality of the grapes and the age of the Carignan vines, which are 100 years old. Yields are low at 25 hectolitres per hectare and a green harvest takes place to ensure maximum concentration of flavour in the berries. The soils in the vineyard are made up of stones from the Miocene period.

The fruit was manually harvested. Whole grapes were transferred to vats, without crushing and each variety was vinified separately by whole-bunch maceration. The wines then went through malolactic fermentation before the blending of the different varieties. 80% of the blend was matured in new 225 litre oak barrels for a period of 12 months; the barrels were carefully selected according to origin and toast-level. The wine was bottled without filtering and then cellared for a further 12 months prior to release.

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RRP £64.50
Vintage 2019
Alcoholic strength 15%
Serve with Rack of lamb and roast red meat
Grapes Carignan 72%, Syrah 28%
Body E
Vegan No
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
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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