Gérard Bertrand - Domaine des Cathares 2013
Ref : 472785
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 12 € / liter
12 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level Ready to drink
- Service temperature 16°
Our food and wine pairings
- White meat
- Soft cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Its garnet color offers a spicy nose, of garrigue, licorice and quince. On the palate, this wine is full-bodied and has character with a finish on tight 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 ?
Owning 325 hectares of vineyards and partnering with wineries and cooperatives in the region, Gérard Bertrand promises the development of the best vineyard in the South of France.
Domain and appellation
Domaine Gérard Bertrand
Bought in 1970 by the Bertrand family, Villemajou Estate is located in the hinterland in Boutenac in the Corbières. Orbiting some of the finest terroirs of Languedoc Roussillon, the Gérard Bertrand wines are part of tradition and innovation.
- Viticulture: Located in Corbières Boutenac, the Château Aigues Vives operates the Domaine des Cathares, a 6-hectare vineyard that lies on soils consisting of sandstone and schist. This name was chosen in honour of the exemplary tenacity of the Cathar clergy. The maison seeks to preserve its terroirs with sustainable, organic and biodynamic agricultural winegrowing practices. The AB, Terra Vitis and Demeter labels and certifications have rewarded the environmentally-friendly practices.
- Vinification: Each grape variety and parcel are vinified separately. Grenache, Merlot and Cabernet Franc are vinified with traditional maceration for nearly 20 days. After malolactic fermentation in vats, the wine is matured in oak barrels for a period of 6 to 8 months.
Grapes Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah
- Cabernet Franc