Gerard Bertrand Corbieres
Grenache Syrah Mourvedre blend
Gerard Bertrand is a former rugby union player who took over the family vineyard after the accidental death of his father to he has become a renowned in the Langudoc-Roussillon region. He now owns and manages 13 Wine Estates in the region and was Red Winemaker of the Year in 2012 in the International Wine Challenge.
Wikipedia tells us:
Corbières is an Appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) for wine in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, and it is this region’s largest AOC, responsible for 46 per cent of the region’s AOC wine production in 2005. Red wine dominates the production in Corbières with almost 95 per cent, with 3.5 per cent rosé wine and 2 per cent white wine making up the balance. Carignan is the most common grape variety. The AOC was created in 1985, covers 13,500 hectares (33,000 acres) of vineyards and produces an average of 554,000 hectoliters of wine per year, corresponding to 74 million bottles.
It’s lovely and rich and wonderfully bodied.