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2017 Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut Rose

2017 Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut Rose

I snapped a couple of these bottles up the instant I saw them. Even though this is a wine I’ve never tasted before, there are a lot of good things going on here.

First, the producer, Gerard Bertrand, is one of my favorite French producers. They make a wide variety of wines from many different regions across France.

Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut Rose

This bottle from them was a nice find that I’ve still seen available in Costco stores around the Atlanta area. There’s also the classic Gerard Bertrand Rose (non sparkling) that is memorable due to the rose shaped bottom of the bottle that sometimes graces Costco shelves. (if you’ve tasted and enjoyed that wine, keep an eye out for the Kirkland Provence Rose if it’s still lingering in stores right now…)

I also was interested in the Thomas Jefferson element here. On the back of the label it mentions that he was a huge fan of the sparkling wines from Limoux, which is something I’d never heard before. Hence why they named this bottle the “Thomas Jefferson cuvee.”

And lastly, the price. $14.49 at Costco, retail is $20. For fans like me of bubbly wines this a no brainer, especially as the weather warms up.

Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut Rose

The wine pours a nice pale copper in the glass; muted nose with hints of a little melon fruit; flavors of red fruit, strawberry, pear, almost a little orange juice; nice acidity, this wine is light, crisp and refreshing.

It also consists of an interesting blend of white and red varietals led by Chardonnay.  The breakdown is 65% Chardonnay, 20% Chenin Blanc and 15% Pinot Noir.

This is a fun wine to serve before a meal, or poolside, or just to enjoy on its own whenever you want. Definitely a crowd-pleaser, this is a wine I would (and plan to) buy more of. Rating: 89 points

Costco item number: 1365635

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Woodstock)

Alc. 12.5%


Wednesday 10th of June 2020

There are many different rosés made by Gerard Bertrand besides the Cote de Roses, included a special limited one that runs $200. Actually the Cote de Roses, with bottles sporting the cut glass rose on the bottom, are a line of wines that also include a Pinot Noir and a Sauvignon Blanc (which Costco hasn't imported yet). Most of his wines are outstanding values.

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