Aigle Royal Pinot Noir (2014)
VINIFICATION AND MATURING
The vines of Aigle Royal received particular care and frequent manual interventions, according to practices preserving the environment: pruning, destemming, thinning, thinning out, grape harvest vintage.
The vineyard is established on espalier to produce an optimal illuminated leaf area for grapes maturing. The vinestocks are planted with a relatively high density of 5.000 stocks / Ha, which enables to control and obtain high quality wines, at low yield.
Close monitoring of the ripening process (with tasting and analysis of the grapes) helps to determine the ideal harvesting date, when the fruit achieves the perfect balance between aromatic intensity and the maturity of the polyphenols. The grapes are harvested manually, de‐stemmed and gravity‐fed into the vats.
The fermentation and maceration process lasts for around twenty days in large open vats with cap punching twice daily.This is followed by malolactic fermentation before the wine is left to mature in oak barrels for a year.
The Domaine de l'Aigle is a 25-hectare estate magnificently located in the northernmost part of the Haute Vallee de l'Aude winemaking region, ranging between 250 and 500 meters above sea level. Here we grow Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes of great elegance and finesse. L'Aigle Royal is a wine produced from the fruit of a plot of Pinot Noir vines in the highest reaches of the estate, rooted in clay-limestone soil and facing directly south.
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
17/20 Bettane et Desseauve 2015
Robe: ruby‐red with subtle hints of violet.
Nose: dominated by intense red berry aromas (raspberry, redcurrant), accented with occasional toastednotes.
Palate: Tender, fruity and slightly spicy, opening up to reveal fine‐grained and silky‐smooth tannins. Great length of flavour on the palate and a persistent, fruity finish.
Serving temperature: 12-14℃
Food recommendation: Red grilled meat, roasted poultry, grilled fish or mature cheese.
H de l'Hospitalet Pinot Noir (2016)
Grape varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Passionate and committed to the Mediterranean life style and premium wines from the South of France, GérardBertrand is pleased and honoured to be able to present to you this unique Cuvée from our H de l’Hospitaletcollection.A wonderful expression of bright, elegant fruit with generosity and a real character which underpins the best ofour beautiful region.The exceptional climate and legendary soils of the Languedoc make a wonderful marriage and birth place uponwhich great wines can be produced. This is an emblematic expression not only of the Sauvignon grape variety,but of premium wine from the South of France.
The average yield is 25 hectolitres per hectare.After “green harvesting” in June, the grapes are picked in late September when they have reached perfectripeness.The grapes are de-stemmed (separated from their stalks) and then placed in vats to macerate for 10 to 15 days.The pumping-over and maturing processes ensure that the “best” of the skins are extracted before pressing.Ageing takes place partly in 225-litre barrels, after which the wine is bottled.
This 100% Pinot Noir comes from vineyards set at altitude, among the coolest in the region. This fruity wineoffers aromas of ripe cherry, wild raspberry and spices. The tannins are silky and the finish elegant and wellbalanced.Serve at 16° C with grilled lamb, chicken tajine or mature cheeses
- Pinot Noir