Gerard Bertrand Naturalys Viogner

Gerard Bertrand Naturalys Viogner

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Gerard Bertrand Naturalys Viogner

Winery Information:

One of the most dynamic and brilliant winemakers from the South of France, where he owns no less than seven estates among the most prestigious terroirs of Languedoc Roussillon, Gérard Bertrand was named in 2012 as the ""European Winery of the Year"" by Wine Enthusiast and ""Red Wine Maker of the Year"" by the IWC.

Viticulture:
This wine reveals the true nature of the “terroir” in this environment. Viticultural methods are built on sustainable practices. Average yield of Viognier: 40 hl/ha

Soil:
clay limestone

Vinification:
This grape variety is considered fragile and, hence, needs a very careful vinfication. The juice settles after pressing.Vinification is temperature controlled in stainless steel vats in order to maximize the fruits aromas and the freshness of the wine. The wine remains three months on lees in the stainless steel vats with pumping over every 10 days once the alcoholic fermentation is completed. The wine is then gently fined, then aged in oak for 30% of the blend for 6 months and bottled, and only released after ageing further more in bottle for a few months.

Every day serving suggestion:
Serve as an aperitif or with pastry-based vegan appetizers, or enjoy chilled on its own or with vegan Asian cuisine.

Additional Resources:
http://www.gerard-bertrand.com/