Monday, May 9, 2016

Gerard Bertrand Cap Insula Languedoc 2013

Languedoc is the wine growing area of southern France along the Mediterranean Sea from the border with Spain north to the Rhone.  While this area has historically been one of the largest producers of wine grapes, it has not always been known for quality wine.  Today, that is changing and great values in wine can be found.  Languedoc produces some bordeaux varietal grapes but is best known for Rhone varietals such as Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.  Gerard Bertrand is a winemaker who is leading the way in making great wine in Languedoc.      

Gerard Bertrand Cap Insula has achieved high ratings from Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast.  It is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre with 13.5% alcohol.  It has lush black fruit flavors, medium tanins and a mineral finish.  This is a very balanced wine that is easy to drink with interesting flavors.  I really enjoyed it and it was a great value at Costco for only $9.99.   I plan to buy much more. 

SC Wine Joe rating = 90 points