Sunday, November 13, 2005

Gerard Bertrand, Domaine de Villemajou Blanc 2004

Free Wine! Thanks to the lovely people at explore wine (see below) I now have 6 bottles of this lovely stuff to drink - fantastically vibrant tasting, off dry, youthful whilst being full bodied - this tastes of pinapples and melons and you can taste the heat of the summer in Corbieres. Available from at £7.19 a bottle. This is an unusual blend of 25% Marsanne, 25% Rousanne, 25% Bourboulenc, and 25% Grenache Blanc, harvested late to give it the extra sweetness (which in turn contributes to the hefty 13% Alcohol), barrel fermented and then aged for 6 months in new French oak barriques. This is simple wonderful stuff, and proof to me that the French can make really decent white wine in the very south of the country. (17/20)


Anonymous said...

This wine is truly good...I like your comment regarding french people "able" to produce good wine !!!



timmyc said...

Glad you like the wine - even better as it was free!