Gerard Bertrand Domaine de L'Aigle Chardonnay 2019
This wine is a golden green color with silver-grey refelctions. Expressive nose with fruity notes of white peach, opening up to notes of marzipan and pastry. The palate is fresh, mineral, light, and supple with a mentholated finish.
This wine is best serves alongside roasted poultry or seafood in sauce, mushrooms in a creamy sauce and cheese or goat's cheese tarts.
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From another of Bertrand's Languedoc estates, this one at 450 meters above sea level, the 2019 Limoux Domaine de l'Aigle Chardonnay includes both tank and barrel-matured components. It's ripe and fairly full-bodied, with tropical notes (guava and pineapple), hints of toasty oak and bright lemon-lime flavors. Custard-textured and plump on the palate, it finishes with hints of silk and grilled citrus.
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." Committed to producing quality wines of great value, Gerard is hands on in every facet which bears his name… and has been fortunate to receive great accolades from World Wide press reinforcing his dedication.
"I welcome all to experience the South of France; here at Chateau L'Hospitalet or at your own home or favorite restaurant."
While Limoux also produces both white and red wines, it is ultimately recognized as a sparkling wine zone. Blanquette de Limoux is the region’s original sparkler, which is based on Mauzac with small amounts of Chardonnay and/or Chenin Blanc. The more rustic and traditional version, Blanquette Méthode Ancestrale, is an often cloudy and sweeter sparkling wine made exclusively from Mauzac.
In the 1990s, the region created the more modern, Crémant de Limoux, for international markets.
One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.