Gerard Bertrand Reserve Speciale Pinot Noir 2016 (Languedoc-Roussillon, France) "...rich, black cherry, spice..."
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 LanguedocRoussillon. Named in 2012 as 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. Twenty years of know-how ensures that wines bearing Gérard Bertrand's signature have a unique style driven each day by four fundamental values: excellence, authenticity, conviviality and innovation.
"The Pinot Noir is a fragile, demanding variety which is capable of producing extremely fine red wines. It produces nicely rounded and fruity wines which should be opened when young. In more concentrated versions produced from low-yield vines, the wines gain in structure and aromatic complexity with sometimes velvety textures and great ageing potential. This 100% Pinot Noir comes from vineyards in the region’s coolest areas set at altitude. It is a fruity wine offering notes of ripe cherry, wild raspberry and spices, as well as silky tannins and an elegant, balanced finish."