Minervois La Livinière Le Viala Gérard Bertrand Information
About the domain
Who has not heard of Languedocien icon, Gérard Bertrand? Landowner and experienced négociant, Bertrand is an ex-rugby player who shifted his might to the wine world. Having left his sporting career behind he decided to take over the family domain in Corbières. His reputation has grown over time, enabling him to acquire vines in many other French and foreign appellations.
About the cuvée
Viala was first produced in 1997 in the well-known terroir of La Lavinière. The Grenache, Carignan and Syrah grapes which compose this wine are the beneficiaries of an exceptional, sunny terroir surrounded by scrubland. The resulting wine reveals itself with real depth in an expressive register. Connoisseurs will also detect notes of thyme, laurel and peppermint in their glass. Full bodied and powerful, it has a long finish with licorice notes.
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