Gérard Bertrand Domaine De Villemajou 2018
Ref : 486130
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 17.30 € / liter
2 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level 2024
- Service temperature 16°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Dark purple colour with a hint of violet. Straightforward nose, with aromas and fresh spices. Opens with stewed black fruits, incense and a hint of mocha. Fleshy attack with fullness and balance. Longer finish with roasted black fruit, caramel and cocoa notes. Frank and balanced palate. Good persistence. Nice character.
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 de VillemajouBought 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 fall between tradition and innovation.
- Viticulture: The 130 hectare vineyard is mainly planted with Carignan and Syrah with some older plots of over 100 years old. The house seeks to preserve its soils with organic and biodynamic wine farming practices.
- Vinification: Firstly, the entire grape of Carignan and Syrah are vinified in carbonic maceration for 10-18 days. Secondly, Grenache and Mourvèdre are vinified in traditional maceration after destemming for 15 to 20 days. Finally, the wine is put in barrels for a period of 10 to 12 months.
Grapes Carignan Rouge, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre
- Carignan Rouge : 40%
- Syrah : 20%
- Grenache : 30%
- Mourvèdre : 10%