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2018 Gerard Bertrand Reserve Speciale Viognier

2018 Gerard Bertrand Reserve Speciale Viognier

91 Points John Caro
2018 Gerard Bertrand Reserve Speciale Viognier
91 Points John Caro

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A beautifully balanced Viognier from its value spot, the Langedoc-Rousillon in France's Mediterranean south. In this hot climate Bertrand uses his cooler, hilly vineyards to ripen this delicious white. The result is a classic Viognier that is plump with pear/stone-fruit aromatics and slightly oily texture but also freshness, with a fine mineral feel and floral notes. A delicious and versatile aperitif or food wine, this Southern French delight is a must for the price.

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$21.99 in mixed 6+ or $24.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Viognier

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

Wine Enthusiast (2016 vintage)

"A toasty streak frames the overall character of this wine, resulting in aromas and flavors of wood-grilled peaches and lightly roasted walnut shells. The texture is round and fleshy, but a sweet spice and orange-oil lift help to keep the palate fresh and balanced."

Parker's Wine Advocate

"Gerard Bertrand makes a bevy of high-class wines from throughout the Languedoc and Roussillon. The wines emphasize fruit and texture, with a modern edge, yet they are never over the top and are always well-made and enjoyable."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Viognier

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Languedoc

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13%

  • Maturity

    2019-2022

This Wine Goes Well With

with ASIAN FOOD
with CHICKEN
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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