The small bunches of Clos du Temple Rosé Gérard Bertrand from each plot were pressed separately at low temperatures to preserve the freshness, flavour and aromas and to obtain the delicate pale colour. Only the finest, free-run juice was selected. Fermentation took place at 8 to 10°C with selected yeasts. Following fermentation, Clos du Temple Rosé Gérard Bertrand was racked and clarified via gravity for 24 hours, without the addition of sulphur. The wine was matured in new barrels for six months, with bâtonnage adding texture and complexity.
The terroir draws its singularity from its geology: schist and limestone soils have combined with the hilly terrain to create a complex subterranean water network that provides an exceptionally natural and pure water supply to nourish the vines. The vineyard’s altitude of 240 metres provides balancing freshness to the southern/southwestern exposure which leads to good fruit concentration. Following biodynamic principles, horses and mules are used to strengthen the connection between minerals, plants, animals and humans. Each plot of vines, including old vine Syrah and Grenache (30 years) and Cinsault (50 years), is manually harvested at optimal maturity. The grapes are picked at sunrise taking advantage of lower temperatures, thus reducing oxidation. They are immediately transported to the winery which is in the heart of the vineyard to retain the high quality of the fruit.
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.