Gérard Bertrand An 825 Crémant de Limoux Brut Rosé 2020

Medium copper color; strawberry, raspberry, apple, bread on the nose; strawberry, raspberry, watermelon, apple on the palate.

Gérard Bertrand An 825 Crémant de Limoux Brut Rosé 2020

Brut; vivacious acidity; delicate bubbles integrate with pleasingly indulgent mouth texture. Blend of 60% chardonnay, 25% chenin blanc, 15% pinot noir. Medium body. Crisp, clean, delightfully entertaining. 12.5% ABV

Born and raised in southern France, Gerard Bertrand began making wine with his father, Georges, at age 10 in 1975. Gérard took over the family business after the accidental death of his father in 1987. Today, he is the leading winemaker in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. He owns multiple estates and sells his wines in 150 countries. The “An 825” in this brand references the year 825, the date of the first mention of the Abbey os Saint Hilaire. The abbey, located near Limoux, is famed for housing the monks who first discovered the secret behind effervescent wines.

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Bertrand is a passionate advocate of biodynamic vinegrowing. He manages the largest acreage of biodynamic vineyards in the world. He notes: “Each terroir is unique, and with biodynamic principles, you reinforce the taste of somewhere.” And, “I welcome all to experience the South of France.”

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Gérard Bertrand An 825 Crémant de Limoux Brut Rosé 2020 is a splendid example of affordable quality, especially with Bertrand’s recent emphasis on rosé. Light, refreshing. Find this, buy, and enjoy. Works very well as an aperitif; pair with fish, especially smoked fish; lean fish; shellfish; grilled chicken; sweet or spicy dishes; appetizers and snacks; red fruit desserts. Cheese—goat cheese; baby swiss; young, fresh cheeses; feta, mozzarella, cheddar; sweet, long-aged gouda. $17-20

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