Bertrand’s pink wine is a mix of Grenache noir and Grenache gris, hand harvested, direct pressed, and fermented cool to retain aromatics.
Bertrand supports organic and biodynamic farming on its own estates, but this bottle and tech sheet make no mention of such approaches, suggesting it’s made with purchased fruit that may not adhere to such practices. Still, the south of France, near Tautavel, where the fruit is grown, is not known for intense disease pressure, so perhaps the viticultural interventions were minimal.
The wine is a pale onion skin color, and it has flowery but balanced aromatics suggesting apple blossom. The palate reads like stone fruit and strawberry, but overall this is a clean, bright, refreshing wine, fruit-driven but not cloying.
2021 Gérard Bertrand Rosé Gris Blanc Pays d’Oc
12.5% ABV | $17 (sample) Imported by Gérard Bertrand USA