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.
The Rivesaltes appellation takes its name from the town of Rivesaltes, which in Catalan means "High Banks". The plots are situated in Salses next to Rivesaltes, in the Roussillon region, in a soil mainly composed of granitic and gneissic sands, brown or black schists and occasionally of red limestone soils.
Harvest took place by hand when the grapes had reached optimum maturity. Destemming and crushing was followed by a short maceration period of around three to five days. Fortification stopped the fermentation and retained some of the wine's natural sweetness. The wine was left to age for two years in barrel.