Gris Blanc Rosé 2017 Gerard Bertrand is a pale, delicate rosé made from the Grenache Gris grape, in the Languedoc. Grapes are hand harvested and pressed directly, giving a pale hue and delicate red fruit aromas. A refreshing, great value alternative to Provence rosé.
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|Serve with||Barbecues and salads|
|Awards||Silver, Drinks Business: Rosé Masters, 2018|
|Name||Gerard Bertrand Gris Blanc Rosé|
One of the most dynamic and brilliant winemakers from the South of France, where he owns no fewer than seven estates among the most prestigious terroirs of Languedoc Roussillon; in 2012 ex-Rugby star Gérard Bertrand received honours for "European Winery of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast and "Red Wine Maker of the Year" by the IWC.
Gris Blanc Rosé 2014 is 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.
The vines are ideally located in Tautavel area, between Mediterranean sea and Pyrenees mountains, 30 km north to Perpignan in the South of France area. The dry and sunny terroir enables Grenache, the emblematic grape variety of the Mediterranean, to express its best aromas.
The grapes are picked by hand and pressed directly. All the handling operations are carried out in a carbon dioxide atmosphere to protect the delicate aromas of the Grenache grapes until the start of fermentation which is carried out at low temperatures (from 15 to 18C). The wine is matured on the fine lees for several weeks before bottling.