Gérard Bertrand - Château la Sauvageonne 2012
Ref : 470621
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 34.70 € / liter
- Keeping level Peut être conservé
- Service temperature 16°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Its red brick color offers a nice nose, slightly woody, of red fruits and licorice. On the palate, this wine is balanced, full and round with sweet spices and coated and velvety tannins.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
The appellation Coteaux du Languedoc is a set of land scattered in 56 municipalities of the Languedoc, in the area of the hills stretching from Narbonne to Nimes. The name of the appellation may be supplemented by the name of one of the 12 terroirs: the méjanelle, vérargues, coteaux de saint-christol, saint-drézéry, saint-georges d'orques, pic-saint-loup, saint-saturnin, montpeyroux, picpoul de pinet, cabrières, la clape, quatourze.
Domain and appellation
Domaine Gérard Bertrand
A domain of international prestige, Gérard Bertrand contributes to the glorification of the southern vineyards of France, the world's largest wine-growing area. Orbiting the finest terroirs of Languedoc Roussillon, the Gérard Bertrand wines are part of tradition and innovation.
- Terroir: The plots are located at the centre-north of the Hérault, backed by the Causse du Larzac reliefs. This climate zone experiences large temperature variations: the distance from the sea and the nearby Causse brings a certain freshness during summer nights which is beneficial to a slow and progressive maturation of the berries.
- Vinification: Each grape variety and plot are vinified separately. Part of the Syrah is vatted in whole clusters to be vinified by carbon maceration. The other part of the Syrah and the Grenache are vinified by traditional maceration. After malolactic fermentation, each grape variety and plot are casked separately. After blending, the wines are aged for 12 months in barrels.
Grapes Syrah, Grenache