Gris Blanc Gérard Bertrand, Languedoc Roussillon, South of France, 2016
Grenache Gris 80%, Grenache Noir 20%
Very pale greyish pink. Fresh with very high acidity because they are 50- to 80-year-old vines and many on limestone which adds its own acid. They say such a wine will last more than a year. Still just a hint of fermentation aromas so I think I would ideally drink this from August. Hint of saltiness. 16/20 Jancis Robinson
The colour is crystal clear in appearance. The nose shows real fruit character. In the mouth, It reveals freshness, highlighting the fruity flavours. Very minerally and zesty on the finish.
Serve chilled as an aperitif, with mixed salads or hot appetisers, oven-baked fish and spicy dishes.
One of the most dynamic and brilliant winemakers from the South of France, where he owns no less than seven estates among the most prestigious terroirs of Languedoc Roussillon, Gérard Bertrand was named in 2012 as the ""European Winery of the Year"" by Wine Enthusiast and ""Red Wine Maker of the Year"" by the IWC.
Winemakers Notes :- Average yield: 40h/ha Soil: clay limestone Vinification: The grapes are harvested by hand and pressed straight away. All the grape juice transfer before fermentation is done under a protective carbonic gas atmosphere. Fermentation at low temperature, 15° to 18°C in stainless steel vat. Wine is then matured on fine lees during several weeks with a weekly pump over.