Gerard Bertrand Code Rouge NV

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Code Rouge has a very pale, almost crystalline colour, with fine bubbles. The bouquet is floral with notes of pear, citrus fruits and fresh fruits. This wine is fresh and mineral on the palate, fine, elegant and refined.

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£22.99

RRP: £24.99 (save 8%)

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This cuvée comes exclusively from sustainably farmed terroirs located within the oceanic climates of Limoux. Code Rouge is an ode to excellence and a tribute to the world's first sparkling wine, made by the monks of Saint-Hilaire Abbey near Limoux. Historians suggest that Dom Pérignon may have visited this Abbey and learned how to produce sparkling wines here, before taking his knowledge back to Champagne. This blanc de blancs is made with Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and local variety Mauzac. It is a wine of great finesse and elegance typifying the terroir which nurtures it.

Code Rouge is a Crémant, made using the traditional Champagne method. The grapes were manually harvested and carefully transported in harvesting bins. The juice was very gently extracted using a pneumatic press, which allowed 30 to 40% of the press juice to be extracted without having to re-press. The juice was then allowed to settle prior to the alcoholic fermentation, which took place at a controlled temperature of 18°C. Meticulous blending of the various terroirs and grape varieties was then carried out, with bottling throughout January to encourage the secondary bottle fermentation. Aged on its fine lees for a minimum of three years, the Code Rouge was riddled and disgorged according to the Champagne method. This cuvée has all the traditional features of Gérard Bertrand's wines: the emblematic red colour of the bottle and the Alpha and Omega symbols, symbolising the endless cycle of nature which inspired its name 'Brut Eternel'.

 
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RRP £24.99
Vintage NV
Alcoholic strength 12.5%
Awards IWC, Silver, 2016
Grapes Chardonnay 60%, Chenin Blanc 30%, Mauzac 10%
Dry/Sweet value 2
Vegetarian No
Vegan No
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
 
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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