A beautiful, golden robe.
Complex, highly aromaticnose with hints of hawthorn and almond, floral notes including violet, and flashes of summer fruit (mango, apricot). A delicate hint of woodiness, with light accents of gingerbread and tobacco.
Rich and unctuous on the palate, with great substance, volume and freshness.
The Chateau la Sauvageonne is a legendary winemaking estate, where optimal sun exposure, perfect location and an exceptional terroir combine to produce wines of distinctive character. This Cuvee Grand Vin is the fruit of the union between an extraordinary terroir, an original selection of grape varieties and the superior skill of our winemakers.
The vines are planted in the northern reaches of the Heraultdepartement, in the shadow of the Causse du Larzac limestone plateau. This region has its own unique micro-climate, with substantial temperature variations: the distance from the sea and proximity of the Causse provide a touch of freshness on summer nights, allowing the grapes to mature slowly and gradually.
|Wine maker notes
|The grapes are harvested by hand, with each variety brought in separately and only when the fruit has reached its peak maturity. The vinification process is tailored to respect the unique characteristics of each grape variety, and to capture the essence of our terroir. The grapes are de-stemmed and chilled to 8°C, then lightly pressed to extract only the finest juices. The must is then allowed to settle at a controlled temperature, with the duration of this settling process decided by the aromatic properties we are looking for. Fermentation also takes place at strictly controlled temperatures, lasting for anywhere between 2 weeks and a month depending on the clarity. Half-way through fermentation, a certain proportion of the must is transferred to for 6 months of maturing in 225-litre oak barrels. The wine is left to mature over fine lees, and stirred regularly.
After a gentle fining process, the wine is bottled relatively early in order
to preserve its fresh, fruity character.
|From the discovery of the Tautavel man to the Roman hegemony in Narbonne, via the Visigoth occupation and the Cathar heresy, Languedoc-Roussillon’s past is steeped in rich history. At the beginning of the 20th Century, a phylloxera epidemic, coupled with overproduction and widespread fraud, wrought havoc for winegrowers, who subsequently decided to revolt. Since the 1950s the wines of the Languedoc have become increasingly refined, and the best estates now produce wines of truly exceptional quality. Gerard Bertrand is determined to drive this progress even further, through continued innovation and by creating internationally-renowned appellations and wines.