Gerard Bertrand Domaine de Cigalus White 2012
A brilliant, clear golden yellow colour. Intense, complex bouquet of ripe citrus fruit (grapefruit), peach, honey and dried fruit, along with a toasted note. Full and silky on the palate, mature and ample with notes of vanilla, toast, butter and tropical fruit. Great length.
Domaine de Cigalus enjoys a hot, sunny Mediterranean climate (described as Òsemi-arid with temperate spring variantsÓ) ensuring early ripening of all the grape varieties. This arid climate (low rainfall) is offset by the very deep soils (sediments deposited by the Aussou, a stream at the edge of the estate) which store the winter rains for longer but which are less fertile due to the presence of a slightly chalky sandstone in the subsoil, dating back to the Campanian (secondary era, prior to the emergence of the Pyrenees).
Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc