To produce “Cross” Vintage Gérard Bertrand the harvest took place by hand when the grapes had reached optimum maturity. Destemming and crushing was followed by a short maceration period of around three to five days. Fortification stopped the fermentation and retained some of the wines natural sweetness. “Cross” Vintage Gérard Bertrand was left to age for two years in barrel.
The Rivesaltes appellation takes its name from the town of Rivesaltes, which in Catalan means “High Banks”. The plots are situated in Salses next to Rivesaltes, in the Roussillon region, in a soil mainly composed of granitic and gneissic sands, brown or black schists and occasionally of red limestone soils.
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.