2017 Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut Languedoc
Winemaker Notes: The Chenin and Chardonnay grapes bring texture and balance, with the Chardonnay also providing the fine bubbles. The Chenin adds vivacity and enhances the impressive longevity of the Crémant. Crémant Thomas Jefferson reveals a beautiful, golden yellow robe. Complex, aromatic nose revealing hints of white flower, honey, green apple and toast. Crisp, elegant structure on the palate, where the fine texture of the bubbles complements the wine’s naturally. Perfect as an aperitif or matched with goat’s cheese (Cabecou, Pelardon, Rocamadour…) and sweet desserts.
The legendary Gerard Bertrand is widely regarded as the “King of the Languedoc” by the French wine industry thanks to his commitment and dedication to making world-class wines all over the region. This unique Cremant is named after U.S. President Thomas Jefferson who loved these wines which were the only sparkling wines he kept in his personal wine cellar.
Sparkling wines have been made in Limoux since 1531 and the region offers ideal conditions thanks to the proximity of the Pyrenees which give the region a cooler climate. This ensures grapes ripen fully but keep their natural aromatics and freshness which are essential qualities for top sparkling wines. The grapes are all harvested by hand and vinified in exactly the same way as Champagne with the second fermentation taking place in the bottle. A modest dosage is added when the wine is disgorged to make the wine easy on the palate.
On the nose there are bright green apple, pear and lemon zest notes while the first sip reveals a delicate mousse, smooth texture and vibrant, mouthwatering acidity. The finish is long and seasoned with hints of buttery pastries, citrus and apple pie. While it can be served as a refreshing aperitif, this Cremant also makes a fantastic partner for flavoursome goat cheeses or fruit-based desserts.
|Region||Sud de France|
|Grape Varietals||Chardonnay, Cinsault|