Gerard Bertrand

2020 Clos d'Ora

AOP Minervois La Livinière
Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Carignan
Red wine
Demeter certified

A leaf thinning takes place before the harvest and the grapes are entirely hand-picked. Each grape variety and each parcel is macerated in separate batches in an unlined, thermoregulated precast concrete vat. For the Syrah, a vatting and vinification of destalked grapes is made. For the Grenache and Mourvèdre, there is a destemming and light crushing before the vatting under strict temperature control. A very gentle maceration, limiting the extraction of tannins. Some pumping over for aeration, and humidification of the cap only. The whole bunches of Carignan are going through the vatting at higher temperatures to extract the maximum of aromas.

Clos d'Ora has a brilliant deep ruby colour.​
Its powerful and elegant character is revealed on the palate by intense aromas of black fruits and subtle, melted tannins.
Thanks to its sophisticated vinification and maturation, Clos d'Ora benefits from a remarkable amplitude and length in the mouth. Clos d'Ora is an exceptional wine with great ageing potential.
Decant 1 hour before service. Best served at 17°C with a grilled, matured or slowly cooked beef from Aubrac.