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Gérard Bertrand Fitou Grenache Carignan 2015 Wine Review

Gérard Bertrand Fitou Grenache Carignan 2015

Gérard Bertrand Fitou Grenache Carignan 2015

Midi A.P., France

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $16.95

Drink: 2018-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Gérard Bertrand

Agent: Family Wine Merchants Inc.

More Vintages: 2014  2011  2011 

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Winemaker Gerard Bertrand loves the Mediterranean lifestyle. The vineyard for this wine lies between the mountains of Corbières and the lakes and beaches along the Mediterranean coastline in southern France. The Fitous region has a wide range of micro-climates and soils. This full-bodied red finishes with dark spices. Juicy-delicious, absolutely wonderful aromas and flavours of fleshy black jam, blackberry pie and some smoke. This is a dry, full-bodied wine but the riot of aromas are amazing. MINE: Produced by winemaker, Gerard Bertrand, this full-bodied Grenache and Carignan red wine blend from the Fitou wine region is simply juicy and delicious with its blackberry jam and smoky nose and ripe cherry, dark raspberry, spicy flavours on the palate. Tannins are present and peppery. Drink now and for the next three years. OTHER: Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review: Gerard Bertrand's Fitou 2014 is a steal of a deal at just under $17 - it delivers on every level. Well balanced, full bodied with rich flavors of blackberry, blueberry, smoke and spice. Perfect accompaniment to rosemary crusted lamb chops. OTHER: Christian Marcoux rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review: Gerard Bertrand 2014 Fitou reveals fruity aromas of strawberry and dark cherry, black tea and tree moss. Both tannin and acidity are present providing tart black cherry and strawberry, baking spice, mint and cured meat, with a medium finish. Made from Grenache and Carignan, this full body wine will pair well with blue cheese or before a meal as an aperitif. Enjoy. Christian Marcoux. OTHER: Gérard Bertrand has virtually spearheaded the drive for terroir-based expressions from the South of France. Seeking to reveal the finest that the varied, distinct regions and subregions have to offer, his efforts have redefined and revitalized the reputation of the entire South of France and have catapulted places like Fitou to the fore of viticultural attention. The wines of Fitou are typically excellent value, generous and robust with spice and clove tones mixed in with the fruit. They can age well and often need 3+ years after vintage to show their very best (Vintages Panel, updated). - Community Wine Reviews

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