Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux
Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Wine Enthusiast named his winery Europe’s best in 2011, but Gerard Bertrand began as a rugby player for 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
90/100 World of Fine Wine, Wilfred Wong
"The Gérard Bertrand Héritage Crémant de Limoux Brut is very pleasing and true-to-type. This wine deftly combines aromas and flavors of dried earth, sandalwood, and ripe fruit. Enjoy it with grilled chicken thighs."
Gérard Bertrand reveals the history of the great terroirs of the South of France. The first written trace of the Abbey of Saint Hilaire date back to 825. The Abbey is located near Limoux and is famous for having housed the monks who discovered the secret of effervescent wines. The grapes are harvested early by hand, in order to retain a good level of acidity. Upon arrival at the winery, the fruit is immediately pressed in a pneumatic pressing machine. The must is transferred to the vats for an alcoholic fermentation, using the same process used for still wines. The wine is then transferred to sealed bottles for the fermentation, in accordance with the traditional method. To finish, we disgorge the bottles and perform the traditional dosage which is very precise in order to keep a real freshness and wine balance A beautiful, golden yellow colour. Complex, aromatic nose revealing hints of white flower, with hints of honey, green apple and toast. Crisp, elegant structure on the palate, where the fine texture of the bubbles complements the wine naturally.
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