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La Vieille Capitelle 2011 Languedoc

La Vieille Capitelle 2011 Languedoc

The former French Rugby International Gérard Bertrand is the acknowledged ambassador of the Languedoc lifestyle: fantastic foods, its engaging history and culture and of course the wines of the region. As owner of some of the regions finest estates, Gérard Bertrand is committed to showing the regions diverse terroirs in the wines he produces from both modern and ancient grape varieties.

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

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