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Gérard Bertrand Clos d'Ora Minervois La Livinière 2016

Clos d'Ora is a nine hectare vineyard, enclosed by dry stone walls, located at La Livinière in the Minervois region of the Languedoc. Here, Gérard Bertrand has opted to use biodynamic methods for working the vines, using horses and mules to foster connections between minerals, vegetables, animals and humans. This red wine blend contains Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah grapes that are macerated in separate batches. The Syrah grapes were de-stalked, vatted and vinified. The Grenache and Mourvèdre were de-stemmed and lightly crushed before vatting under strict temperature control. Finally, the Carignan grapes were whole bunch fermented at higher temperatures to extract the maximum of aromas. The wines then spent 12 months in French oak barrels. The wines were blended after the Spring Equinox, first the Syrah, then the Grenache, Mourvèdre and Carignan. Deep garnet in colour, Clos d’Ora is characterful, opulent and distinguished with a full and intense palate. Notes of deep black fruits envelop the mature and textured tannins, through to a long, sophisticated finish. Excellent ageing potential.

 

Wine File
Producer:
Gérard Bertrand
Country:
France
Region:
Languedoc Roussillon
Sub Region:
Minervois
Style:
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Carignan , Grenache , Mourvèdre , Syrah/Shiraz
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
15.5%
Closure:
Natural Cork
Vegan:
Yes
Organic:
Yes
Biodynamic:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
11.63
£170.00
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