A passionate advocate of the Mediterranean Art de Vivre and owner of benchmark estates in the South of France, Gérard Bertrand reveals all the unique expression of the ‘Terroirs’ of the region. The Minervois region, a vast amphitheatre up against the Montagne Noir, has always been a pole of attraction as witnessed by such famous historic monuments as the Château de Minerve. The soils, dating from the Eocene era, cover the stony, essentially limestone slopes of the Montagne Noir.
All the grapes are hand-picked. After total destemming, the two varieties are vinified separately so as to express the full potential of each one. After the malolactic fermentation in the vats, the two varieties are blended and part of the wine is left to age in 225-litre Bordeaux barrels for roughly 8 months. After light fining and bottling, the wine is kept for several months before marketing.