CORBIERES APPELLATIONAcknowledged ambassador of the Mediterranean lifestyle and owner of some of the region's finest estates, Gérard Bertrand is convinced of the uniqueness and high quality of its different terroirs classified as AOP's.Corbires, with 32,400 acres planted, is the largest appellation in the South of France, and the fourth largest in France. With Vineyards stretching from the Mediterranean Sea up into the hillsides of Cathar Country, there is noticeable terroir and micro climate differences. From north to south, vast terraces of smooth pebbles, sandstone and marl; then limestone and schist in the higher regions.Steeped with history and culture, Corbieres has been producing wine since the 200 BCE.WINEMAKER NOTESOnly the finest, very ripe grapes in perfect condition are selected.The grapes are separated from their stalks (de-stemming) before being placed in vats for maceration for 10 to 15 days. The grapes varieties are vinified separately before being blended according to each grape quality. The wine ages eight months in French oak barrels.GRAPE VARIETIES40% Syrah - 40 % Grenache - 20% MourvdreFOOD PAIRINGEnjoy at 64F with game, duck, wild mushrooms, hamburgers and pizza.Wine Alcohol :13.34 % Vol.TASTING NOTESDeep ruby color. Rich and concentrated with complex black fruit aromas.Complex bouquet resulting from the diversity and balance of the grape varieties (black and red berries with subtle spices, vanilla and roasted aromas).Full body texture and well rounded wine with a solid structure and elegance lingering into a long finish.
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