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2016 Gerard Bertrand Minervois-La Livinière Clos d'Ora

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at restaurant inventory reduction

4 available
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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at restaurant inventory reduction

2 available
Bid *
Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

94+ The Wine Advocate

Brown sugar and caramelized notes accent notes of blackberries and charred wood...full-bodied, full-throttle wine...note of licorice on the long finish.

94Wine Spectator

...lots of finesse, with rich layers of cherry tart and raspberry compote flavors, infused with black tea, mocha and baking spice notes, structured by polished tannins and vivid acidity. Details of floral, olive and garrigue linger into the long finish.

REGION

France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Minervois

Languedoc-Roussillon is very large wine-producing region in south and southwestern France extending along the Mediterranean coast from northern Spain to the Rhone Valley. It includes more than 800,000 vineyard acres and numerous appellations, nearly all created since the mid-20th century. Languedoc-Roussillon produces one-third of all the wine made in France and it long had a reputation for quantity over quality. In the last few decades, however, outside investors and some long-time local producers have greatly improved vineyard practices and winemaking. The result is that Languedoc-Roussillon is now home to many entrepreneurially-minded producers highly focused on quality, and it enjoys a buzz among wine buyers looking for well-crafted, robust wines offered at excellent values. The most successfully grown red grapes are the traditional Rhone varietals of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah, though Carignan and Cinsault are also planted. The intense sun and dry weather makes it tougher to grow white grapes, though Chardonnay and some other white grapes are often successful. Chardonnay is used for the popular sparkling wine Crémant de Limoux, a Languedoc-Roussillon appellation created in 1990.