2007 Gérard Bertrand "Homage aux Vignerons" Côtes du Roussillon Tautavel
Blackberry, dark plum and dark cherry flavors fill this to the brim, along with effusive spice and cocoa powder notes. The intense finish offers paprika and pepper, with plenty of cream as well. Grenache. Drink now through 2020. 500 cases made. -KM Also previously in the Wine Spectator Kim Marcus writes... "In just 13 years since founding his company, Gérard Bertrand, a former professional rugby player, has rocketed to the top of the quality pyramid in the southern French wine region known as Languedoc-Roussillon. Bertrand personally oversees the blending of his wines, and he owns more than 660 acres in the region. Bertrand's best wines feature distinctive, rich and pure fruit flavors without being overwhelmed by too much oak. He is a man to watch in the south of France." .
Located just north of the Franco-Spanish border, the village of Tautavel is located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees. Over the years it has garnered a fine reputation for producing for wines of higher quality than much of the surrounding Côtes du Rousillon A.O.C. For this reason, Gérard Bertrand has created a prestige cuvée showcasing some of the best vineyards and terroir of the region. 15% abv.