|Grape Varieties||Syrah, Mourvedre|
A rich, smooth wine offering a complex bouquet of cocoa, laurel, tapenade and black pepper. Notes of black fruits and sweet spice are enveloped in elegant tannins through to a long, velvety finish.
In the Héritage range, Gérard Bertrand highlights the history and the expression of the terroirs of the South of France, by celebrating a date which has marked the history of the appellation. Saint-Chinian is a highly reputed village in the Languedoc region where vines have grown since the Middle Ages. 1877 pays tribute to modern times, when the steam engine and the first Saint-Chinian railway enabled the wines to be transported from the regions to capital cities, revolutionising the area. The vineyard is planted on the sun-kissed slopes of sandstone and schist and benefits from a cool micro-climate. Only the grapes from the plots best suited to producing this type of wine were used in this cuvée. The majority of the grapes were handharvested.
The grapes were carefully picked and sorted twice, once on the vine and again in the winery. Vinification was traditional; the grapes were destemmed prior to fermentation and maceration which lasted between three to four weeks. The wine was then pressed, followed by malolactic conversion. One third of the wine was matured in barrels for nine months, with the remainder aged in vats.