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Gérard Bertrand Ballerine Brut Etoile Rose
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Gérard Bertrand Ballerine Brut Etoile Rose NV

Vin de Pays d'Oc, Languedoc, South of France, FranceGerard Bertrand is making some terrific wines in the south of France and even better marketing decisions. Ballerine strikes all the right notes, from its colour and styling to its grace on the palate. Even the shape of the label mirroring the ballet shoe further fits the image of this wine. Its origin in Limoux, where the first sparkling wines were made at Saint-Hilaire Abbey in 1531, is another nugget Bertrand mines, as he should. The freshness sweeps down the Pyrenees infusing the red fruit flavours and brioche notes with a touch of electricity. A lovely fizz, unfortunately not sold in Canada, yet.Tasted: 28 February 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 25.00 estimated retail Producer: Gérard BertrandDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot NoirUPC: 3514123110807