The grapes to produce Saint Chinian An 1877 Gérard Bertrand were carefully picked and sorted twice, once on the vine and again in the winery. Vinification was traditional; the grapes were destemmed prior to fermentation and maceration which lasted between three to four weeks. Saint Chinian An 1877 Gérard Bertrand was then pressed, followed by malolactic conversion. One third of the wine was matured in barrels for nine months, with the remainder aged in vats.
Saint Chinian is a highly reputed village in the Languedoc region where vines have grown since the Middle Ages. The vineyard is planted on the sun-kissed slopes of sandstone and schist and benefits from a cool micro-climate. Only the grapes from the plots best suited to producing this type of wine were used in this cuvée. The majority of the grapes were hand-harvested.
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.