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Gérard Bertrand Tautavel Hommage aux Vignerons 2011

Tautavel, Côtes du Roussillon Villages, Roussillon, Sud de France, FranceTautavel is a village in Roussillon where civilisation was first recorded, nestled between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean. Here old, low-yielding grenache vines are sourced from 20 hectares of limestone terraces and hillsides, fermented and macerated in cement before a year in French oak barrels. Fresh and bright, with anise, cocoa, dried garrigue, black raspberry, violet, vanilla aromas. Rich, round and elegant on the medium bodied palate, with light tannins carrying a savoury mix of bittersweet cocoa, pepper, black raspberry, plum, blood orange and cedar spice. Fine fruit and structure for old vine grenache, delicious now with duck or lamb but will continue to deepen and mature in the bottle for several more years.Tasted: 27 August 2015Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Treve RingPrices: BC 41.79 BCLS AB 40.00 QC 37.50 Producer: Gérard BertrandDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Grape: Grenache Noir/GarnachaUPC: 3514123104530