A deep, concentrated red colour.
The first impression on the nose is one of complex aromas of jammy red fruit followed by notes of raspberry and prune from the carefully controlled extraction during vinification and from the exceptional ripeness of the grapes.
Its full, fat body and its silky tannins contribute to its superb elegance.
On the palate, the powerful flavour is backed by a lovely
bouquet of aromas mingling notes of very ripe fruit with
touches of leather and under-wood.
A passionate advocate of the Mediterranean Art de Vivre and owner of benchmark estates in the South of France, Gerard Bertrand reveals all the unique expression of the ‘Terroirs of the region.
Situated between the Corbieres mountains and the lakes and beaches along the Mediterranean coast, Fitou benefits from a great variety of terroirs and micro-climates which explain the remarkably rich bouquet of aromas found in its wines.
|Wine maker notes
|Harvesting starts only after precise monitoring of the degree of the ripeness and daily tasting of the grapes that are picked by hand and meticulously sorted as soon as they are brought into the cellars.
The 2 varieties are vinified separately to extract the best
potential from each one. The Carignan is vinified under CO2 maceration for 10 to 15 days whilst a traditional maceration with total destemming is used for the Grenache. Part of the wine benefits from barrel ageing over a period of 12 months.
|To be enjoyed at 18°C to accompany grilled meat, beef or game.
|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.