2019 Gerard Bertrand Reserve Speciale Viognier

91 Points John Caro
In stock
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.
$21.99 in mixed 6+ or $24.99 per bottle



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."

Variety Viognier
Region Languedoc
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2021 -2023

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