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Gérard Bertrand Syrah Carignan 2011 Wine Review

Gérard Bertrand Syrah Carignan 2011

Gérard Bertrand Syrah Carignan 2011

Minervois, France

Community Score:92/100

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Gérard Bertrand

Agent: FWM Canada

Natalie's Score: 92/100

This wine is made in what is known as the Kingdom of Syrah, the wine region in southern France where the Syrah grape finds vibrant expression. The grapes grow close to the Black Mountains and there is a great diurnal difference between day and night temperatures of 20 degrees Celsius during the growing season to ripen the grapes and preserve freshness. Part of this blend is also the Carignan grape, which Gerard Bertrand says has vines that are hard to train like teenagers. This wine features black pepper and dark fruit on the nose and palate, with a gorgeous texture on the palate. It's mouth-coating, but not heavy. That's the difference between wine that has great concentration and depth of flavour versus one that is simply highly extracted (loads of colour, alcohol, fruit flavour and so on but not integrated). Pair with grilled meats.

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This Gérard Bertrand Syrah Carignan 2011 was reviewed on May 14, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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