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Gérard Bertrand Cuvee 100 Les Arbousiers Parcelle Centenaire Corbierestext

Gérard Bertrand Cuvee 100 Les Arbousiers Parcelle Centenaire Corbieres 2019

Corbières, Languedoc, Sud de France, FranceThe carignan grapes are handpicked at perfect maturity and placed whole into vats with destemmed crushed grenache. The skin contact totals 10-15 days before it all spends 18 months ageing in French oak barrels. The colour is purple-black with an aromatic mix of garrigue, warm earth, black plums, and blackcurrants. Similar notes coat the palate, showing full ripeness, rich, dense black fruits, and equally dense, glossy tannins. A rack of lamb comes to mind here, along with grilled root vegetables, Mediterranean charcuteries, and local cheeses. This wine began in the 20th century on the mythical territory of Fontfroide. From a 100 year old plot of land first cultivated in 1920 by Paule Bertrand, Cuvée 100 reveals the best potential of its terroir, and the unique know-how of the Bertrand family.Tasted: 14 October 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$75.99750mlBCL Exclusive
Producer: Gérard BertrandDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Grenache - Syrah - MourvèdreCSPC: 261008UPC: 35142124903