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GÉRARD BERTRAND CLOS D'ORA LA LIVINIÈRE MINERVOIS




Item:540195
Size:750 mL (25.4 oz)
Type: VINTAGES
Release Date:2020-06-04
Producer:Gerard Bertrand
Location:France - Midi
Price: $260
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Style:Red Wine
Full-bodied & Smooth
Alcohol:14.5%
Varietal:Carignan/Grenache/Syrah
Sugar Code:XD
Rating:95
Total Inventory: 30 vs. on
Cellar: 2030
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Description
Gérard Bertrand began working with Clos d'Ora 1997 and only released the first wines (from the 2012 vintage) in 2014, when he felt that he was truly expressing the terroir of this remarkable site. The nine-hectare Clos d'Ora vineyard is enclosed by walls and farmed using biodynamic practices, including the use of mules and horses. The vineyard is planted to Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache and very old Carignan. Bertrand has said that Clos d'Ora represents a newfound focus for him: 'I turned 50 three months ago and I want now to make tribute wines. This is what I want to do for the next 30 years: to capture the essence of the terroir (thedrinksbusiness.com, April 9, 2015).'
Tasting Notes
Gerard Bertrand's icon project is the Clos d'Ora, a biodynamically farmed nine-hectare estate. The 2015 Minervois la Liviniere Clos d'Ora is a blend of the region's four grapes, aged a year in oak and another year in bottle prior to release. It's certainly the most supple and creamy-textured of the 2015s from Bertrand, marrying red berries seamlessly with hints of coffee-tinged oak and resiny notes of native garrigue. Although full-bodied and undeniably ripe (the alcohol is 15.5% but there's no heat), it's far from monolithic, showcasing complexity and elegance rather than brute power. I've been deliberately conservative with my aging estimate because of the wine's lack of track record and relatively young vine age in the Syrah and Mourvèdre components, but I wouldn't be surprised to see it drink well for longer. Drink Date: 2018-2030. Score - 95. (Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com, May 31, 2018)
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