The grapes to produce Chardonnay “Naturalys” Gérard Bertrand were harvested by hand when they reached peak maturity. The fruit was lightly pressed to extract the finest juices, then a portion of the juice was cold settled for 48 hours. A proportion of the must was fermented in barrels, while the rest took place in temperature controlled stainless steel vats, maximising the fruit’s rich aromas and freshness. Chardonnay “Naturalys” Gérard Bertrand was gently fined before bottling.
From the beautiful landscapes of the South of France, the Naturalys collection of wines is produced entirely from organic grapes, grown in the terroir of the Languedoc and nourished by the Mediterranean sun. 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 the vineyard are clay-limestone, which tend to stay cooler and help to retain moisture, beneficial in this warm climate site.
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.