Gerard Bertrand Domaine de Cigalus Rouge
Initially the bouquet shows concentrated, very ripe black fruit with a cassis-like intensity. After a little time in the glass, more complexity with grilled spice and toasted oak unfolds. The palate is lush and opulent, with velvety tannins. The aromas of blackberries, black cherries and plums reappear with mint overtones. The finish is long and in perfect balance.
Gérard Bertrand is one of the most outstanding winemakers in the South of France. A biodynamic pioneer, he owns numerous estates among the most prestigious crus of Languedoc-Roussillon. Formerly the IWC Red Winemaker of the Year and winner of Wine Enthusiast‘s European Winery of the Year, Gérard has been cited as the “King of the Languedoc” among critics. Gérard Bertrand lives on this Domaine surrounded by the vineyards where he first experimented with biodynamics. Cradled in a secluded valley of the Corbières, in the terroir of Fontfroide or ‘cold springs’, Domaine de Cigalus benefits from their tempering influences on its hot and sunny, semi-arid Mediterranean climate. The estate is cultivated biodynamically and produces wines which are powerful and structured with elegance and a true sense of terroir.