Gerard Bertrand Saint Chinian 2009
Rhone Red Blends from Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Deep red color with a tint of purple. Red berries and "garrigues" aromas, which is the name for those wild bushes such as thyme, laurel and rosemary. Supple and aromatic on the palate with a harmony between the nose and the mouth (sweet spices). Full and lively, this wine is elegant with soft tannins. "Les Garriguettes" reflects this unique Mediterranean terroir.
"You won't be disappointed with this attractively priced Saint-Chinian. Floral and herbal, with strong scents of lavender, licorice, laurel and menthol all infusing the black cherry, currant and boysenberry center. Rich and concentrated with a texture like crushed velvet and fine but well-structured tannins. Hints of black pepper and bittersweet chocolate grace the close.
Earth & Spicy
We'll buy it again. Very Good. Went perfectly with our French Cassoulet from South West of France!
Smooth & Supple
Spicy and yet, bright red cherry, medium to full bodied, excellent! I will be buying more for a holiday party.
Big & Bold
A palate of black cherries,currant with a nice spicy finish. The tannins are tight and ready to drink. The nose will love the floral scents. Serve with a rib eye and you've got the perfect evening.
Earth & Spicy
Spicy to the new people; but good with Prim rib on a cold x-mass night.
Earthy & Spicy
Strong tannins at first but mellowed with decanting. A ripe fruit , tobacco aroma with a balanced blackberry , ripe cherry smoothness mid palate. A dry yet full tannin finish. I'm more of a varietal lover but this is a good blend and a fair price for a French red.
Big & Bold
Just the kind of red I like.
Found it very thin for the varietals involved and not too much on the nose. Will try a longer decant next time.
Big & Bold
Received this recently from the wine club selection. Nice enough but it had a rubbery aftertaste, which I dont know if it was just me or maybe a bad bottle. So I hate to give a bad grade incase it was just a bad bottle. Would be glad to hear other wine club recipients responses. So I have to give it 3/5 stars. Otherwise it was a bold type of wine for me. Not too heavy on the tannins. Some spicy kick too.
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Gerard Bertrand was born and raised in the South of France. Making wine with his father, Georges, since the age of 10, Gerard Bertrand offers the full range and diversity of wines from the region - red, white, rose, varietal, appellation, estate, still, sparkling, and dessert.
Every wine evokes the image and emotions from the South of France; Art de Vivre - the art of life....
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