Merlot “Naturalys” 2019 – Gérard Bertrand
A dark red colour, delicately threaded with flashes of violet. The nose is an expression of pure fruit character showing blackcurrant and wild strawberry notes, with a touch of spice. Supple and aromatic on the palate with a smooth, elegant structure, soft tannins and a lingering finish.
The hand-harvested grapes of Merlot “Naturalys” Gérard Bertrand were picked when they had reached optimal maturity. They were then destemmed and macerated for 10 to 15 days in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. Frequent pump-overs took place to extract the fruit’s rich aromas, fine tannins and colour. Merlot “Naturalys” Gérard Bertrand was fermented and aged in stainless steel in order to display the purest expression of Merlot and bottled after six months.
Gérard Bertrand’s commitment to sustainable agriculture has been recognised with the ECOCERT certification, guaranteeing organic production, environmentally-friendly packaging and a low carbon footprint. The soils in this vineyard are clay limestone.
Gérard Bertrand is one of the most important wine producers in the south of France, where he owns many estates among the most prestigious cru of Languedoc-Roussillon. Previously the IWC red wine producer of the year and the European winery of the year for wine enthusiasts, is known locally as the “king” of Languedoc. Raised in the Languedoc vineyards, Gérard Bertrand is committed to sharing the characteristics and exceptional diversity of each of the terroirs; 20 years of experience ensure that the wines with his signature have a unique style, guided by the fundamental values of excellence, authenticity, conviviality and innovation. We are proud to represent this leading French name in the United Kingdom.