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Gerard Bertrand ‘Domaine de Cigalus’ Red


The Cigalus estate benefits from a warm and sunny Mediterranean climate (of a semi-arid type with a temperate springtime variation), allowing for an advanced ripening of all the grape varieties. The estate is cultivated in Biodynamic agriculture. The aridity of this climate (low rainfall) is compensated for by deep soils (sediments deposited by the Aussou, the stream that delimits the property), which stores winter rainfall longer, but whose fertility is limited by the presence in the subsoil of a slightly calcareous sandstone dating from the Campanian period (secondary era, before the emergence of the Pyrenees).

Since the autumn of 2002, part of the vineyard has been run using biodynamic methods. In order to achieve this result, we make sure to respect 2 fundamental principles: yield control (25hl/ha): vines over 15 years old, no mineral nitrogenous fertilization, short pruning in cordon de Royat, green harvesting; and optimal maturity: perfect sanitary state (sorting of grapes if necessary), classic maturity control (doubled by analyses on polyphenols), daily tasting of the berries from each plot to trigger the harvest. The wines are put into new 225L barrels after the end of the alcoholic fermentation and before the malolactic fermentation, racking and blending. A selection of coopers is made in order to adapt the choice of wood origins and the type of toasting to each vintage. The wine is kept for a minimum of 1 year in the bottle before it is marketed.

Intense ruby colour with a mahogany hue. The bouquet shouts concentrated, very ripe black fruit, grilled spice and toasted oak. The palate is lush and opulent with velvety tannins. The aromas of black fruit -blackberries, black cherries and plums – reappear with a complex empyreumatic web leading into mint. The finish is long with a perfect balance. Serve at 16a°C, perfect with roasted red meat, poultry “en sauce” or ripened cheeses.

Robert Parker: 91Pts; Jancis Robinson: 17/20Pts

Certified organic & biodynamic

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Gerard Bertrand first joined in a wine harvest and discovered his passion for wine in 1975, in the vineyards of the Villemajou Estate in Corbieres. He went on to learn more about wine for 12 years alongside his father, Georges Bertrand. Attaching great importance to values such as performance and excellence honed on the rugby pitch, Gerard Bertrand continued his quest to bring out the best in terroirs from his region and promote them worldwide.
With that in mind, he decided to take on the running of the family’s Villemajou Estate after his father died in an accident in 1987. Five years later, he created the Gerard Bertrand wine company to develop a range of products from the South of France. In the years that followed, he bought the Cigalus Estate, Chateau Laville Bertrou and the Aigle Estate.

The Gerard Bertrand Group is the spearhead of a viticulture committed to a better future led by its founder. With languedoc’s biodynamic reference vintages, they create great wines with all the nuances of their terroir. Known for his great talent as an assembler as well as for his audacity and creativity, he and his teams work to make wines from the south of France shine all over the world.

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Weight 1 kg
Alcohol Level




Gerard Bertrand





Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon & BlendS


Red wine




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