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Gerard Bertrand Pays d'Oc---who is familiar?

by Hoke » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:27 pm

Just getting into a triplet of his wines, and had my first taste of his Grand Terroir Tautavel Cotes de Roussillon-Villages.

Wow! Big, intense wine. Great Carignane mixed in with Grenache and Syrah.

Anyone here familiar with this producer?
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Re: Gerard Bertrand Pays d'Oc---who is familiar?

by Robin Garr » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:05 pm

We get a lot of it here, Hoke. Good QPR, but that's about all I've got.
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Re: Gerard Bertrand Pays d'Oc---who is familiar?

by Hoke » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:14 pm

Thanks, Robin. The Tautavel really impressed me. Shortly trying Corbieres and Cigalus.
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Re: Gerard Bertrand Pays d'Oc---who is familiar?

by Robin Garr » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:36 pm

Hoke, I haven't seen the higher-end stuff here, but we get a lot of the basics from Bertrand. My most recent report on a Bertrand, the Minervois, is in this E-letter:

http://www.wineloverspage.com/wineadvis ... 121109.php

They also make a very popular and high-QPR Cremant de Limoux.
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Re: Gerard Bertrand Pays d'Oc---who is familiar?

by Hoke » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:46 pm

Robin Garr wrote:Hoke, I haven't seen the higher-end stuff here, but we get a lot of the basics from Bertrand. My most recent report on a Bertrand, the Minervois, is in this E-letter:

http://www.wineloverspage.com/wineadvis ... 121109.php

They also make a very popular and high-QPR Cremant de Limoux.


Thanks again, Robin.

Interesting; very interesting. Although the writing is far better, my descriptors are very much in line with this.

And just an after the fact FWIW FYI, the varietal blend is 40/40 Syrah and Grenache and 20% Mourvedre. The Tautavel is somewhat similar, but of course with Carignan. It also is lean, muscular, highly acidic with relatively tender tannins and a merest whiff of gamy going on. Definitely good QPR too.

Re the Cremant; know that one. Better than Blanquette, for sure.
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Re: Gerard Bertrand Pays d'Oc---who is familiar?

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:56 am

Jamie Goode has a brief article here.

www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/natural-win ... ur-dioxide

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