The grapes to produce Pinot Noir “Réserve Spéciale” Gérard Bertrand were destemmed before being placed into vats for a maceration that lasted approximately 10 to 15 days. Pumping-over extracted the desired levels of colour, aromas and fine tannins prior to pressing. Pinot Noir “Réserve Spéciale” Gérard Bertrand was vinified in the traditional manner and was then partially matured in 225 litre barrels adding subtle complexity, before being bottled.
A generous array of fruity flavours comes from grapes grown in the very best terroirs of the region, which enjoy optimum sunshine and low rainfall. The vines are grown in the region’s coolest areas, which are situated at altitude and this helps to showcase the complexity of this grape variety. The vines are green harvested in June and produce an average yield of 25 hectolitres per hectare. The grapes are picked in late September, when they have reached optimum maturity.
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.