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
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Please enjoy this exclusive selection of 2018 Cigalus Blanc biodynamic wine provided by Gérard Bertrand Wines, sponsor of our French #Winophiles May Edition.
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Wine: Gérard Betrand Wines Cigalus Blanc – IGP Aude Hauterive
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.
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