“6ème Sens Rouge” 2018 – Gérard Bertrand
The nose is dominated by aromas of ripe red fruits and a touch of spice. Smooth on the palate combined with blackcurrant, fresh red fruits and vanilla flavours. The tannins are fine and silky and contribute to the balance of this eminently quaffable wine.
The grapes to produce “6ème Sens Rouge” Gérard Bertrand were vinified separately. A proportion of the Syrah underwent carbonic maceration which preserved the integrity of the aromas and ensured a fruity style. The remainder of the grapes were destemmed, followed by traditional maceration and fermentation in stainless steel tanks under carefully controlled temperatures, up to a maximum of 25°C. Following fermentation, the “6ème Sens Rouge” Gérard Bertrand wines were matured with a proportion being aged in French oak barrels and the remainder in vats to preserve the fruity aromas.
The contrasted region of the Languedoc Roussillon produces fruity wines which represent the exceptional diversity of terroirs. The grapes for the 6ème Sens Rouge are grown in the foothills of the Corbières and Minervois. Here, the sunny climate and proximity to the Mediterranean, offer the ideal landscape for vine growing. The typical Southern French varieties are grown soils that are predominantly clay limestone.
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.