Gerard Bertrand 2009 Saint Chinian

Posted on November 16. 2014

Gerard Bertrand is a prominent figure in southern France's wine industry. With over twenty years of experience as a wine grower and winemaker, Gerard owns and manages seven vineyards in the region of Languedoc-Rousillon. His sprawling winemaking estate, Chateau L'Hospitalet, encompasses 1,000 hectares and welcomes guests to stay amongst their vineyards and winery for a unique experience. Their extensive wine offerings are produced for specific markets worldwide. 


This wine is a blend of Syrah and Mourvedre that is produced from the Saint Chinian AOC, located within Languedoc-Rousillon.

 

Winery - Chateau L'Hospitalet

Location - Narbonne, France

Wine - Gerard Bertrand 2009 Saint Chinian

Grape Varieties -  Syrah, Mourvedre

Appellation - Saint Chinian, Languedoc-Rousillon

Alcohol - 14.0% v/v

Price - $12 USD



Nose/Aroma - Red fruit notes and olives, slightly medicinal.

Palate/Flavors - Blackberry and strawberry meld with ground black pepper and a somewhat herbal note. Medium bodied and slight astringency that allows a nice finish with hints of bitter chocolate.

Food Pairing - Lamb stew

Comments - I purchased this wine from Costco, who has become one of America's biggest wine retailers over the past several years. The wine wasn't stunning, but it had its merits. Definitely a serviceable wine for its price tag.