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Gérard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Viognier 2018 Wine Review

Gérard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Viognier 2018

Gérard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Viognier 2018

Pays D'oc, Roussillon I.G.P., France

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 7

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Price: $14.95

Drink: 2019-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Organic wine


Winery: Gerard Bertrand

Agent: FWM Canada

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A lovely, juicy Viognier with floral, honey apricot, ginger aromas on the nose, dry with lemon zest, soft orange, ripe stone fruit and cake spice flavours on the palate. Great acidity for food. Pair with mild and medium curries.

Viognier food pairings: grilled shrimp, lobster, crab cakes.

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This Gérard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Viognier 2018 was reviewed on July 10, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

David Skinner rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Light gold. Peach, white flowers and tropical fruit nose. Medium acidity and silky texture with pear flavour and a medium long finish.
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

floral and aromatic - white "donut" peach, honeydew melon, jasmine, lime zest, good balanced acidity. very good value. Pair with a spicy coconut curry!
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Beautiful and fragrant. Aromas of honey blossom, lemon and orange, along with hints of warm spice. Medium bodied, smooth on the palate, with citrus and spicy hints. Enjoy with creamy seafood pasta with lots of lemon.
Colin McKone - Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Pale straw in colour with aromas of peach, lemon and honey suckle. It is medium bodied with medium acidity. It has flavours of white citrus and stone fruit. This will pair well with seafood and soft cheeses. Tasted on November 17, 2019.
Pam Hatton rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Pale straw with white floral - jasmine- peach, citrus and a touch of mineral/smoke. Medium body with balanced acidity giving to stone fruit, lemon and some minerality. Clean medium long finish. Great value for this varietal.
I am loving this medium-bodied 2018 Reserve Speciale Viognier from the Roussillon wine region, produced by Gérard Bertrand. Juicy with honeyed apricot, ginger, ripe stone fruit and soft orange flavours on the palate. Great acidity for food. Amazing value under $15. Pair with mild and medium curries. - Community Wine Reviews

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