2017 Gerard Bertrand Chateau La Soujeole

92 Points Decanter
In stock
A top red from excellent vineyards in the heart of the Southern France. The inland area of Malepere is just below Cabardes, where this intriguing red is made in varieties that have crept down from Bordeaux to enjoy a much drier and warmer climate. With lush darkish fruit and a deep, spicy structure, this is a compelling and complex French red to decant now or cellar.
$53.99 in mixed 6+ or $59.99 per bottle

Grape

Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec (Cot)

Its Origins

Wine Enthusiast named his winery Europe’s best in 2011, but Gerard Bertrand began as a rugby player representing France and Narbonne. It wasn’t until the early death of his father that he returned to take the reigns of the family operation, Domaine de Villemajou in Boutenac, Corbieres. He soon identified the potential of the Languedoc-Roussillon to produce rich yet bright, modern wines suited to world market trends and from there began acquiring labels and properties across the region. Balancing an organic and increasingly biodynamic viticulture with an evangelical zeal for exporting his Mediterranean ‘Art de Vivre’, Gerard Bertrand has quickly become one of the most important champions of that which epitomises Southern French wine of today: superb quality in quantity.

What The Critics Say

92/100 Decanter, Georgina Hindle

"A fresher, leaner style here with cool blue fruit flavours alongside red cherries and pomegranate aromas on the nose. This is juicy and ripe, bold but stylish, with a concentration of fruit flavours, oak spice and some chocolate dusting. The name of the wine, Malepère, refers to the stones in the region used to build the French fortified city of Carcassonne just 15 minutes north of the vineyards. Here the Atlantic has influence giving richer dark fruit flavours and some florality. This would pair well with the regional dish of cassoulet or roasted duck." Drink 2020 - 2035

Variety Cabernet Merlot Blend
Region Languedoc
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2020 - 2035

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with STRONG CHEESE

Taste

4

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