As we have just seen, producing an organic wine means being more ecological, more attentive to nature, which is why Gérard Bertrand now owns more than 950 hectares of vines labeled AB or in progress. conversion.
But what are the advantages of a wine from organic farming? And what are the differences with a traditional wine?
The main advantage of a quality organic wine, like a biodynamic wine, is that it expresses the full potential of the fruit. The grape, being respected during its development, delivers all its flavors.
A plot of vine certified AB is a guarantee of being in the presence of a vine that has received a homogeneous and balanced management, with the patience of a culture that goes in the direction of the plant , and not in the sense of productivity at all costs. With an organic wine, the development of the grape itself is as important as the work done by the man in the cellar. But let's get to the most important point, the taste!
It is generally found that organic wines, when they are of high quality, such as Languedoc Gérard Bertrand wines, deliver finer and more delicate flavors than a traditional wine. The balance of flavors is thus remarkable, with very present floral notes. One of the reasons for this balance is that it is a wine that is built less on alcohol than for a traditional wine.
Another taste characteristic typical of organic Languedoc wines is their exceptional minerality. This is particularly noticeable for the wines produced in the Gérard Bertrand estates, such as at Château de l'Hospitalet, an exceptional property located in the heart of the Massif de la Clape, a limestone terroir par excellence.
The explanation for this is that untreated grapes are much more concentrated in trace elements and minerals. This is what allows, when tasting wine, to find this mineral, fresh, almost saline flavor, especially for white wines.An organic wine, as we have seen, is a wine made by being closer to the essentials, to its fruit and its terroir. These flavors are subtle, balanced and reveal its history.
If we had to summarize, we could say that an organic wine does not lie, it simply expresses what it is.