Indulging in the wines from the South of France is an unmistakable pleasure for us. The rich diversity in production offers a delightful journey through various wine styles and grape varieties, all at an affordable price point. Our latest 'LCBO Find', the Gérard Bertrand Languedoc, is no exception. A harmonious blend of Syrah and Grenache, this wine is destined to make a lasting impression, compelling enough to secure a well-deserved spot on your go-to list of casual house wines.
About Gérard Bertrand
Gérard Bertrand, vigneron, former professional rugby player, and the south of France's champion for terroir, has been showcasing the region's vinous beauty one bottle at a time.
Gérard Bertrand has been sharing his passion for wine and his convictions with his father's pioneering spirit for over 30 years.
~ Bertrand Digital
Bertrand now owns 16 vineyards in the Languedoc-Roussillon area, with more in sight. He is a firm believer in the wines the area can produce. Wanting to express the area as best he could, Bertrand moved to biodynamic farming in 2022 at the Domaine de Cigalus, and today, all the vineyards in the collection are farmed biodynamically. You can read more about Bertrand's philosophy in his latest book, Nature at Heart: For a Better World.
About the Wine - Gérard Bertrand Languedoc
The Languedoc-Roussillon produces an extensive range of varietals, from old classics like Grenache, Carignan, and Mourvèdre, to more modern grapes like Syrah, Viognier, and Marselan. You can find them blended together or as single varietals. In our case, the Gérard Bertrand Languedoc is a blend of Syrah (69%), and Grenache (31%).
The Gérard Bertrand Languedoc is a deep ruby, bordering on a clement purple hue. On the nose, both black and red berries are noted. The fruit aromas are backed with floral aromas of violet, licorice, and wet earth. The aromas alone move you to want to learn more about this wine. On the palate, ripe red berries, cocoa, and black pepper provide a long and provocative finish. This is a great-value, full-bodied red wine that can be drunk on its own or with food.
You can find the Gérard Bertrand Languedoc red blend in the LCBO vintages for only $16.95