Orange Gold Organic Orange Wine 2020
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Orange Gold Organic Orange Wine 2020
Orange Gold pays tribute to the first orange wines of Georgia 4500 years ago.
Gérard Bertrand wants to create a new profile of orange wines, very fresh. With this unique name, Orange Gold pays homage to the power of the sun and the magnificent sunsets of the South of France.
Vinification & Maturing
Orange Gold is the result of an ancestral winemaking technique. The white grapes are vinified and fermented in whole bunches, like red wines. This maceration with the stalks and skins brings a remarkable orange colour with golden reflections and a very singular tannicity. It is an exceptional blend of seven grape varieties, essentially Mediterranean: Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc and Viognier add volume and Marsanne, Mauzac and Muscat enrich the aromatic complexity of the wine. The perfect mastery of the vinification process and the choice of grape varieties make it an orange wine with an unusual profile and remarkable finesse and subtlety. Orange Gold reflects the vibrancy, dynamism, minerality and freshness of the South of France. Made from organic grapes and imbued with all the nuances of their terroir, Orange Gold is AB certified.
The nose is complex, with an explosion of notes of white flowers, candied fruit and white pepper. On the palate, a very flattering aromatic freshness, with precise flavours and a beautiful balance to which the structure gives body and spirit. Sweet and fine, its texture envelops the palate. The tasting ends with a nice length in the mouth that prolongs the gustatory journey and a sweet bitter touch that stimulates the taste buds.
Food & Wine pairing
Endowed with a beautiful freshness, light tannins and subtle acidity, Orange Gold goes well with many dishes. It is a wine of character, the perfect companion for aperitifs with friends and cheese platters to share. This remarkable and luminous wine also goes very well with spicy food, especially Indian dishes or Asian recipes. Orange Gold can be drunk at 12°C to appreciate all its freshness and minerality. Its aromatic complexity and the richness of its palate will develop in the glass at 14°C.
About the Brand
The birth of a passion for wine and biodynamics
It was in 1975, in the vines of the Château de Villemajouat the heart of the Corbièresthat Gérard Bertrand harvests its first grapes and discovers its passion for wine.
He will perfect his apprenticeship during twelve years at the side of his father Georges Bertrand.
We are now in the fourth generation of winegrowers, from Paule to Georges, then Gérard Bertrand and finally Emma & Mathias.
Very attached to the values of performance and excellence learned on the rugby fields, Gérard Bertrand continues his quest: to reveal the best terroirs of his region and promote them throughout the world.
It is in this spirit that he took over the family torch at Domaine de Villemajou after the accidental death of his father in 1987. Five years later, he created the Gérard Bertrand wine company in order to develop a range of wines from the South of France.
In the following years, he will buy back the Domaine de Cigalus and the Castle Laville Bertrou.
The new nuggets and the enrichment of the diversity of wines Gérard Bertrand
The acquisition in 2002 of Château l'Hospitaletin the natural park of La ClapeThe location between Narbonne, the Roman city of Narbonne, and the Mediterranean Sea gave Gérard Bertrand a new dimension.
Since then, the beautiful story continues and new nuggets with the emblematic terroirs of Languedoc come to enrich the vision and the diversity of Gérard Bertrand wines: Domaine de l'Aigle, Château la Sauvageonne , Château la Soujeole , Clos d'Ora , Clos du Temple, Karantes Castle Château Aigues-Vives, the winery Cap Insula, Château des 2 Rocs, Château de Tarailhan and Domaine de l'Estagnère