His latest gem to hit these shores is La Vieille Capitelle 2011 – a trendy blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah ( GMS to its friends ) with a dash of Carignan thrown in for its plush but savoury character.This is a classically-styled Languedoc red, hailing from the sun soaked clay and limestone terraces around Narbonne. The grapes are hand picked, destemmed then fermented at controlled temperatures to exhibit fruit purity and a soft tannin profile.
The wine is a well-structured middleweight red, offering a supple blend of cassis andmulberry fruit, nuanced on the nose by notes of wild thyme and leathery spice, and softened by a hint of French oak.
The plumy fruit is an ideal match for Mediterranean foods such as barbeque meats, pasta dishes and cheese.
You can also learn a little more about Gérard Bertrand himself in the following video!
- Lynne Coyle,Head Of Wine Buying & Development