Gérard Bertrand Gris Blanc, IGP Pays d'Oc 2014
EDDIE MCDOUGALL'S TASTING NOTES:
Sweetly deceptive on the nose, the Gris Blanc is awash with the palest pink tinge of white lily petals. Smelling slightly of watermelon bubble gum woven through with pears and fresh strawberries, the palate is lifted with summer honeydew melons, peaches, and the zippy acidity of citrus fruits. Overall a friendly wine for drinking well!
Gris Blanc is a unique rosé. Its crystalline color, its fresh aromas and its contemporary labelling make it a resolutely modern wine. Ideal with Asian food, seafood and shellfish. Gris Blanc is ideal for any festive occasion.
An original rosé with a very pale pink colour plus grey and whitish tints. The bouquet reveals delightful red berry scents. A slight sparkle on the palate gives the wine all its freshness and brings out its fruit to the full. The elegant finish is pleasantly fresh and mineral. Grenache is the king of grape varieties when it comes to making light, racy, fruity rosés in contemporary style. Grenache reveals all its suppleness and cherry aromas. Its fig and sometimes cocoa flavours, plus its rounded sensations on the palate, make it one of the great varieties of the South of France.
From the discovery of the Tautavel man to the Roman hegemony in Narbonne, via the Visigoth occupation and the Cathar heresy, Languedoc-Roussillon’s past is steeped in rich history. At the beginning of the 20th Century, a phylloxera epidemic, coupled with overproduction and widespread fraud, wrought havoc for winegrowers, who subsequently decided to revolt. Since the 1950s the wines of the Languedoc have become increasingly refined, and the best estates now produce wines of truly exceptional quality. Gérard Bertrand is determined to drive this progress even further, through continued innovation and by creating internationally-renowned appellations and wines.