2020 Gerard Bertrand Chardonnay Naturae
2020 Gerard Bertrand Chardonnay Naturae The Naturae lineup is made sulphide-free, is certified organic and vegan and is bottled relatively early to preserve full aromatics and acidity. The colour is yellowish, the nose a yeasty mix of apples and citrus that is not as clean as previous versions. The palate is creamy with a touch of brown spice. Ready to drink but not up to the usual GB standard.
Wine from the Languedoc-Roussillon region is produced in the South of France, ranging from the Mediterranean coast to Provence. Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Picpoul, Muscat, and Mauzac are some of the most important white grapes in the region.
Although there is great diversity and volume of wine produced in this region, white wines are typically aromatic and crisp, often with floral and stone fruit notes. There are some outstanding values to be found in wines from this region. Many wines from this area retail for well under $20.
Although the region has been known to produce cheap table wine in the past, many vineyards and cooperatives are replacing lesser quality vines with higher quality wine varieties and production methods. The quality has been steadily improving since the 1970s when the region was best known for churning out cheap jug wine.
Some of the more notable white wines to come out of this region include the sparkling Crémant de Limoux, which is produced using Méthode Traditionnelle. These sparklers offer great bang for the buck!