In fierce competition (we guess), Cigalus 2016 from Gérard Bertrand in Languedoc had the honour of being selected as the red wine served during the Nobel dinner in Stockholm on December 10th.
We have been particularly fond of Languedoc wines for a long time, so we are happy that this amazing region was chosen for this spectacular dinner. Cigalus is produced by the big and famous producer Gérard Bertrand and the Cigalus estate, situated on the edge of the Corbières region, is also his home.
The estate has been biodynamic since 2002 and has been certified by Demeter since 2010. Seven grapes are included in Cigalus 2016: Syrah and Carignan, whose bunches are whole fermented (no destemming), plus Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Caladoc and Mourvèdre, all destemmed. The wine is aged for 12 months in new French oak barrels.
We have tasted Cigalus on several occasions. It is always a very good and full-bodied wine with soft, lean tannins, dark fruit and spicy garrigue notes.
Worth trying is also the Cigalus Blanc with Chardonnay, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc.
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