The Hedonistic Taster: Gérard Bertrand 2018 Cigalus Blanc

The Hedonistic Taster

Gérard Bertrand Wines: 2018 Cigalus Blanc

by L.M. Archer

“Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer

The Hedonistic Taster provides an intimate format for sharing industry trade sample with readers.

As a wine professional, I sometimes join other tasting groups, such as the virtual tasting group The French #Winophiles.

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.

More about The French #Winophiles here.

More The Hedonistic Taster here.

Gérard Bertrand produced premium biodynamic wines in Southern France.


More 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”


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  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.

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