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Gérard Bertrand Château de Villemajou Grand Vin Rouge
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Gérard Bertrand Château de Villemajou Grand Vin Rouge 2017

Corbières, Languedoc, South of France, FranceVillemajou sits in Boutenac, well inside the Corbières appellation. The area supports ancient, rehabilitated 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 a delightful mix of blackberries and black raspberry aromas dusted with savoury, smoky, menthol, licorice notes. Rich, long, balanced, and eminently ageable, you can drink it now with luxurious items such as 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: 19 October 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: CDN 38.99 estimated retail price Producer: Gérard BertrandDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Grenache - Syrah - Mourvèdre - CarignanCSPC: 129302UPC: 3514123103359