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Gérard Bertrand Château de Villemajou Grand Vin Rouge
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Gérard Bertrand Château de Villemajou Grand Vin Rouge 2016

Corbières, Languedoc, South of France, FranceVillemajou is situated at Boutenac, well inside the Corbières appellation. The area supports ancient carignan vines (80 years) uniquely suited to the Mediterranean milieu of temperature, soil and light that are blended here with syrah, mourvèdre and grenache. The nose is an enticing mix of black and red fruits, and savoury, peppery, smoky, menthol, licorice notes that spill across the palate. Rich, long and balanced, this will age through 2026 with little problem. Best suited to more sumptuous meats like lamb or venison. Yields are 30 hl/ha, picking is by hand, and a small portion is a fermented whole bunch, to lift the fruit component before it's aged in 225-litre Bordeaux barrels for a year. It spends an additional 12 months in bottle before release.Tasted: 22 April 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 38.99 estimated retail price QC 41.50 Producer: Gérard BertrandDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Grenache - Syrah - Mourvèdre - CarignanUPC: 3514123103359