Gerard Bertrand

2022 Clos du temple

AOP Languedoc Cabrières
Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Viognier
Rosé wine
Demeter certified

Located in the heart of the Languedoc region in the South of France, Clos du Temple was born on the historic terroir of Cabrières, the cradle of rosé wines. The terroir owes its singularity to its geological genesis. The contact between schist, limestone and the hilly terrain is at the origin of a complex network of underground water circulation, favouring an exceptional natural water supply to the vineyard, and the emergence of a source of water of great purity. Its altitude of 240 metres combined with its south-south-western exposure contribute to the production of a perfectly balanced wine with great aromatic freshness. At Clos du Temple, we have decided to cultivate the vines using Biodynamic methods and to use horses and mules in order to encourage the connection between the mineral, the plant, the animal and the human.
Each plot is harvested at the optimum date and vinified separately. transport time is minimal. Before fermentation at low temperature, a 24-hour settling process is carried out at a controlled temperature of 8 to 10°C, without the addition of sulphur. The wine is matured in new barrels selected with precision according to the origin of the wood, for 6 months on fine lees with stirring. The wines are blended on the fruit day.
Clos du Temple reveals remarkable complexity and is characterized by notes of red fruits where aromas of blackcurrant, exotic fruits, pineapple are mixed, but also by minerality and sensational freshness.