Gerard Bertrand St Chenin 2014
The complex aromas of black olives and blackberry come from the carefully controlled extraction performed during vinification.
Its full, fat body on the palate lends it a remarkable elegance.
The long-lasting rich, fleshy bouquet reveals notes of roasted coffee, blackcurrant and prunes.
"My signature, Gérard Bertrand, serves to show my commitment and my approach which for the last 20 years have been aimed at revealing the unique terroirs of the region with an enduring passion and enthusiasm; qualities which the press and international competitions have regularly highlighted. Excellence, authenticity, conviviality and innovation are the values which guide me every day as I craft my wines.
I am passionate about the Mediterranean lifestyle and I want to promote and share the cultural and gastronomic riches of the South of France through the numerous wine tourism activities available at Chateau l’Hospitalet." Gerard Bertrand
Work starts in the vineyard with the careful selection of the plots most suitable for the production of this type of wine.
The grapes are picked for the most part by hand and subjected to a double sorting in the vines and in the cellar.
Vinification is traditional with destemming of the grapes prior to the maceration stage which lasts roughly 1 month. The grapes are then pressed before the malolactic fermentation.
One third of the wine is aged for 9 months in barrels, the rest being matured in vats to keep the fruity character of the wine.
A passionate advocate of the Mediterranean Art de Vivre and owner of benchmark estates in the South of France, Gérard Bertrand reveals all the unique expression of the ‘Terroirs’ of the region.
Saint-Chinian is a highly reputed village in the Languedoc region where vines have been grown since the Middle Ages. Its vineyard, planted on the sun-kissed slopes of sandstone and schists, benefits from a cool micro-climate.