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Gérard Bertrand, the South at its best

During the harvest, we discovered some of Gérard Bertrand's properties.
This is definitely a real eye-opener for the identity and personality of the wines!


Pillar of the South

The name Gérard Bertrand is well known in the South of France. He produces many different wines, and for good reason he owns 17 estates. This wine enthusiast, a bon vivant, is a real all-rounder. He is equally adept at producing large volumes and ultra-premium cuvées, and has a gift for expressing the character of the terroir in its purest form. While he remains a source of inspiration for many, his true source of inspiration is the land.

Gérard Bertrand

“The future of the world and of the winegrowing
profession lies in the quest for the perfect balance
between man and nature”.

The biodynamic approach

Biodynamic on all of his estates, whether or not one is in phase with all of these practices, the unanimity is in the glass. It' s fascinating, when one tastes successively the berries and the finished wines, to see how much the identity of the area is respected.

Emblematic cuvées, worthy of the greatest palaces

Domaine de l'Aigle's Aigle Royal cuvée: this cuvée is made from the most beautiful parcels of the property, in the Limoux region. The finish of this wine expresses the iodine that was found in the freshly harvested chardonnay grapes.

For lovers of atypical wines, a Gewurztraminer is also produced here.

The mythical Clos d'Ora: after tasting the berries with their tender pips, finding this emotion in the 2012 and 2019 vintages is a real revelation. While the 2019 is a very sunny vintage, it requires a long waiting period to soften. The 2012 deserves to be thrown in, with its incredible balance and length.

Clos du Temple Rosé: award-winning in the 2019 and 2020 vintages as the world's best rosé at the Global Rosé Masters (The Drinks Business), discover here a very high gastronomy rosé, offering a subtle gradation of flavours and textures on the palate. A wine to be savoured, especially on the 2020.

Text: Xavier Lacombe / Photo: Marie Ormieres