Gerard Bertrand has an extensive range of wines on offer and offers a great way to explore the vinous treasures of the Languedoc-Roussillon in France’s south. In 2002, changed the Cigalus estate to biodynamic principles and has made progressive changes in all his estates since. The Solar 6 range, launched in 2017, celebrates those organic ideals and the pollinators that are so important to the vineyard’s health – the bees! The range also includes a Chardonnay and a Grenache rosé.
You should expect a spicy, earthy Syrah from this region of France, one with ripe, juicy plum fruit. And the Solar 6 delivers. It is elegantly built with supple tannins and a savoury charcuterie note creeping in on the finish. A wine like this does not require food to be at its best. It will be just as good with a mid-week dinner or weekend lunch.
Quickie review «A bee-friendly syrah from the South of France on the spicy, savoury side. A juicy fruited, mid-week quaffer.»
Country of Origin: IGP Pays d’Oc, France
Tasting Date: September2018
Drink: now – 3 years
Needs food: no