The Hedonistic Taster: Gérard Bertrand 2018 Cigalus Blanc

Cigalus Blanc is a biodynamic white wine produced by Gerard Betrand Wines in the iGP aude Hauterive.

The Hedonistic Taster

Gérard Bertrand Wines: 2018 Cigalus Blanc

LM Archer Tastevin

by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne + Champagne Master Level

The Hedonistic Taster provides an intimate format to share industry trade sample with you.

Please enjoy this exclusive selection of 2018 Cigalus Blanc biodynamic wine provided by Gérard Bertrand Wines, sponsor of our French #Winophiles May Edition. 
Disclaimer: No compensation is received; all opinions expressed are that of the author.

Cigalus Blanc is a biodynamic white wine produced by Gerard Betrand Wines in the iGP aude Hauterive.


Wine:  Gérard Betrand Wines Cigalus Blanc – IGP Aude Hauterive

Vintage:  2018

Alcohol:  14%

Link to Producer Specs here.

Suggested Retail: $ 49.99

Robe:  Pristine golden hue.

Nose: Notes of acacia, honeysuckle, lemon curd, stone fruit, toast on the nose.

Bouche:  Medium bodied, well-structured, balanced acids. A mélange of  Meyer lemon, tropical fruit, fleshy golden apple carry through on the palate from start to supple finish.

More about Gérard Bertrand Wines here.

Gérard Bertrand produced premium biodynamic wines in Southern France.


 Participating French #Winophiles here:

Michelle Williams – Rockin Red Blog: “Celebrating Biodynamic Viticulture And The Beauty Of The Languedoc With Gérard Bertrand #Winophiles”

Lynn Gowdy – Savor the Harvest: “This Biodynamic Wine Is a Summer Pleaser + Saturday Culinary Concoction #Winophiles.

Wendy Klik- A Day in the Life on a Farm :  ” New Wine Paired with an Old Favorite.”

Camilla Mann – Culinary Adventures with Camilla: “Lemon-Caper Halibut + Gérard Bertrand 2018 Cigalus Blanc”

Linda Whipple, My Full Wine Glass : “Languedoc Wine Meets Middle Eastern Lunch (#Winophiles)” 

David Crowley – Cooking Chat: “Savoring a Special White Wine from Southern France”

Pinny Tam – Chinese Food and Wine Pairings: “Exploring Languedoc-Roussillon with Chateau Millegrand Minervois Mourral Grand Reserve Minervois + Chinese Charcuterie Board #Winophiles

Robin Bell Renken – Crushed Grape Chronicles, “Exploring the Grand Terroir of Gérard Bertrand with Tautavel and La Clape

Jeff Burrows – Food, Wine, Click: “Butter Roasted Fish with Gérard Bertrand’s Cigalus Blanc”

Jane Niemeyer – Always Ravenous: Chicken Korma with Gérard Bertrand Cigalus Blanc”

Cindy Lowe Rynning – Grape Experiences: “The Wines of Gerard Bertrand: Expect Joie de Vivre with Every Sip”

Susannah Gold – Avvinare: “A Wine from Gerard Bertrand: A Larger than Life Figure

Deanna Kang – Asian Test Kitchen:  “Gerard Bertrand Rose Paired with Subtly Spiced Shrimp”

Cynthia  Howson & Pierre Ly – Traveling Wine Profs: “Comfort Food and Sunny Red: Gérard Bertrand Côtes des Roses with Senegalese Mafé and Fonio”

Jill Barth – L’Occasion: “A Name To Know: Gérard Bertrand”

Gwendolyn Lawrence Alley – Wine Predator:”Bertrand’s Biodynamic Cigalus Paired with French Sausage”

Liz Barrett – What’s in that Bottle: “Get to Know the Winning Wines from Languedoc Icon Gérard Bertrand” 

Nicole Ruiz Hudson –  SommsTable: “Cooking to the Wine: Gérard Bertrand Grand Terroir Tautavel Grenache-Syrah-Carignan with Saucy Lamb Loin Chops”

Rupal Desai Shankar – Syrah Queen: “A Commitment To Languedoc – The Biodynamic Wines Of Gerard Bertrand”

Payal Vora, Keep the Peas: “Aude: Alive in More Ways Than Wine”

More The Hedonistic Taster here.

Copyright ©2019.  L.M. Archer. All Rights Reserved.


  1. Thank you so much for setting up such a wonderful #Winophiles event. While I didn’t get to taste the Cigalus Blanc, it is now on my list. I so appreciate the path to discovering some great wines from Languedoc.

  2. Thanks so much for hosting and for giving us the opportunity to learn more about George Bertrand and his wines.

    1. Thanks for making time during a very difficult period in your life to attend. Take care.

  3. Thank you for hosting and featuring Gérard Bertrand Cigalus Blanc. Love the photo of you and him together. Was that at Château L’Hospitalet during the Jazz Festival? I dream of going for a visit during that festival.

    1. No – it was as the post-vendage dinner last September. I have heard only amazing things from other writers lucky enough to attend the Jazz Festival…keep on dreaming, because it is worth the wait. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Nicole. So great so many French #Winophiles joined in the Gérard Bertrand fun! Cheers~:-)

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.