Organic rosé wine from Languedoc

A pleasant and elegant rosé wine from organic farming

A flagship summer and holiday drink, rosé wine is booming today. This fine and delicate wine with fruit aromas and floral scents goes well with all kinds of dishes.

This light alcohol is especially popular as an aperitif, thanks to its natural acidity and freshness.

Gérard Bertrand, winemaker and talented entrepreneur, understood very early on the importance of producing a high quality rosé wine. Its wines, balanced and mineral, full of nuances, are a real success.

In addition, his deep attachment to nature quickly led him to design organic and biodynamic wines, much more respectful of the environment compared to traditional wines .

The organic rosé wines of the Gérard Bertrand estates have thus received special know-how in the design of premium wines: from the gentle cultivation of the vine (organic and biodynamic viticulture) to the transformation of the juice of grapes into wine (vinification).

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Let's go into more detail by answering some commonly asked questions:

What is an organic rosé wine?

Origin and definition of rosé wine

Contrary to what one might think, compared to white wine and red wine, rosé wine is surely the oldest kind of wine. Indeed, it was already consumed during Ancient Greece. Preferred to red wine, which was difficult to drink at the time because it was far too tannic, rosé was the most consumed alcoholic beverage.

Although there is no official definition, a rosé wine can be defined as a wine made from black grapes with white flesh, such as Grenache, a typically southern grape variety commonly grown in the vineyards of the region. region Occitanie.

An organic rosé is a wine produced in accordance with the principles of organic farming. This is particularly the case of the cuvée Source of Joy, an organic rosé wine from Languedoc labeled AB and Vegan .

Like biodynamic wines, organic wines received no chemicals during their development, either to fight against possible vine diseases (pesticides), or to promote its development (fertilizers). In addition, all the additives used to transform the grape juice into wine (inputs) are also certified organic.

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An organic vineyard is produced on quality soil

The use of natural products also obliges the winegrower to choose the location of his vineyard meticulously Indeed, without synthetic products to “boost” the vine whatever the conditions, as is the case in traditional agriculture , the winemaker is obliged to choose a land suitable for growing grapes.

The soil of an organic or biodynamic vine must therefore be rich and conducive to the development of the vine. This is particularly the case for the Domaine de Villemajou, an exceptional AOP Corbières vineyard producing high quality red, white and rosé wines, labeled organic farming “AB” and in biodynamic farming “Demeter”.

An organic rosé wine thus comes from a vine that has been respected, growing on healthy soil that has not suffered from attacks from pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.

An organic wine contains less sulphites

One of the particularities of organic wines is that they contain much less sulphites than a traditional wine. Although this substance is naturally present in wine. An addition of sulphite facilitates the winemaking process. However, at too high a dose, it can cause headaches, digestive problems, etc. in some people.

The addition of sulfites during the production of an organic wine is low, even zero, we will then speak of wines “without added sulfites”, as is the case for rosé wine Gérard Bertrand Prima Nature. The sulphites contained in this bottle are only those naturally present in wine.

An organic rosé wine, thanks to its low sulfur dioxide content, thus offers easier digestibility for people sensitive to sulphites.

How do you get the color of an organic rosé wine?

Many people wonder where the salmon color of an organic rosé wine comes from.

It is quite simply the skin of the black grape which, when it comes into contact with the juice after having been pressed or crushed, colors the wine.

Thus, the longer the maceration, the darker the color of the wine. This is also the process used for red wine, except that for the latter, the skins are left in contact much longer than for rosé wines.

This step will thus make it possible to produce pale organic rosé wines, such as the bottle Or & Azur, a wine labeled AB and Bee Friendly, or very pale rosé wines, such as Clos du Temple, an exceptional cuvée from vines grown biodynamically.

If the grapes are pressed immediately, the contact time of the skins with the juice is very short, we then obtain an extremely pale rosé, which can be similar to a white wine, it is the This is particularly the case for the wine “La Villa 2019 Château la Sauvageonne”, voted best rosé wine in the world for two consecutive years, in 2017 and 2018, by Drinks Business

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