Gerard Bertrand Cigalus Blanc 2018

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Gerard Bertrand Cigalus Blanc is bright yellow with pale green reflections. Rich bouquet with aromas of white flowers, citrus fruits combined with white fruits (peach, apricot and grapefruit) and honey. The palate is lush, rich and smooth and at the same time very fresh. There are some hints of subtle vanilla, light toasty oak taste and very aromatic tropical fruits.

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The vineyard is managed according to biodynamic philosophies, where the energy of the soil lies at the heart of the process. All the work in the vineyard, from ploughing to pruning, is driven by the lunar and solar calendar. Great care is taken in the vineyards to achieve a healthy harvest, with low yields of 25 hectolitres per hectare. Domaine de Cigalus enjoys a hot, sunny climate, which ensures the early ripening of the grapes. The very deep soil was formed by river deposits. It has a high water retention rate and is infertile due to the presence of chalky sandstone subsoil.

Manual harvesting was triggered grape variety by grape variety when they had reached optimal ripeness. Immediate pneumatic pressing was followed by a light static settling. 70% of the juice was fermented in new French oak barrels, while the remaining 30% was vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel vats to conserve freshness and the integrity of aromas. The wine in barrel was aged for approximately eight months- until the spring equinox- with frequent bâtonnage, while the wine in vat was aged on the fine lees.

 
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RRP £31.99
Vintage 2018
Alcoholic strength 14%
Serve with fish and poultry dishes
Awards 91-93 pts, Robert Parker, 2019
Grapes Chardonnay 70%, Viognier 20%, Sauvignon Blanc 10%
Dry/Sweet value 2
Vegetarian No
Vegan No
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic Yes
Biodynamic Yes
 
Gérard Bertrand

Gérard Bertrand is one of the most outstanding winemakers in the South of France, where he owns numerous estates among the most prestigious crus of Languedoc Roussillon. Formerly the IWC Red Winemaker of the Year and Wine Enthusiast's European Winery of the Year, he is known locally as the "King" of the Languedoc. Brought up in the Languedoc vineyards, Gérard Bertrand is committed to sharing the characteristics and exceptional diversity of each of the terroirs. 20 years of expertise ensures that wines bearing Gérard Bertrand's signature have a unique style, driven by the fundamental values of excellence, authenticity, conviviality and innovation.

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