Gerard Bertrand Grand Terrior Tautavel 2017
- Grenache Blend
- France, 750ml
A ripe and juicy red from Tautavel, in the Cotes de Roussillon of Mediterranean France. A wonderful combination of supple tannins and delicate notes of scrubland and spices on the palate. Red fruit and raspberry aromas underpinned by complex, spicy notes.
- Winery: Gerard Bertrand
- Varietal: Grenache, Syrah, Carigan
- Region: Roussillon, France
- Vintage: 2017
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Cork
Food match: Lamb roast, beef, game meat, pork & pepperoni; tuna & salmon; pizza; BBQ & heavy red sauces; bleu-veined cheeses.
Tautavel is a village in the Roussillon region, located between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean. Tautavel is steeped in history, recognised as one of the cradles of human civilisation. The vineyards are planted on pebbly soils, on limestone-rich terraces and south-east facing hillsides.
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.
- 91/100 - Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski
- 90/100 - Wine & Spirits
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