The Cigalus estate has 22 hectares planted with international varieties in the best area of the Pays d'Oc. The estate is dominated by a 19th century "mas" (large villa) where the wines are vinified and cellared. The soil at Cigalus is composed with clay and limestone and the vines are nurtured with biodynamic concepts to produce the greatest expression of the terroir in the wines. This wine is highly concentrated with very ripe black fruits. After a little time in the glass, the wine is showing more complexity with hints of grilled spice and toasted oak. This wine has lush and rich aromas of black fruits blackberries, black cherries and plums with strong velvety tannins and some notes of mint. To be opened one or two hours before serving for best effect. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot.
|From the discovery of the Tautavel man to the Roman hegemony in Narbonne, via the Visigoth occupation and the Cathar heresy, Languedoc-Roussillon’s past is steeped in rich history. At the beginning of the 20th Century, a phylloxera epidemic, coupled with overproduction and widespread fraud, wrought havoc for winegrowers, who subsequently decided to revolt. Since the 1950s the wines of the Languedoc have become increasingly refined, and the best estates now produce wines of truly exceptional quality. Gerard Bertrand is determined to drive this progress even further, through continued innovation and by creating internationally-renowned appellations and wines.