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ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Discover the enchanting world of French wines

by LAURA OLSON/The Dinner Party
| April 3, 2024 1:00 AM

If you're a wine lover or simply someone who is beginning their journey in wine, you won't want to miss our upcoming French wine tasting event on April 9. Join us as we embark on a virtual journey through the renowned wine regions of France, sampling some of the most exquisite and captivating wines from the celebrated portfolio of Gérard Bertrand.

France, with its diverse terroirs and centuries-old winemaking traditions, has long been revered as a mecca for wine enthusiasts. From the sun-drenched vineyards of the south to the rolling hills of the north, each region offers a unique and distinctive expression of the grape, shaped by the soil, climate, and the skilled hands of the vignerons. Our tasting event will transport you to the heart of these legendary wine regions, allowing you to experience the richness and complexity of French wines like never before. Get a sneak peek of our lineup below:

L'Hospitalet Rouge 2020

Nestled on the picturesque coast overlooking the Mediterranean, Château de l’Hospitalet benefits from a unique environment that shapes the character of its wines. The terroir, with its semiarid Mediterranean climate and diverse soils, imparts a special quality to the grapes. Sustainable viticulture practices ensure the authenticity of the wine, with each grape variety individually vinified. The ruby-colored wine boasts a rich bouquet of spicy and red fruit notes, leading to a silky palate with fine tannins that highlight its fruity freshness. With a brilliant ruby hue, the intense nose exudes spicy and red fruit aromas, particularly showcasing hints of strawberry. The palate presents a harmonious blend of silky textures and fine tannins that accentuate the wine's fruity vibrancy. This elegant wine pairs beautifully with dishes like rack of lamb, game birds, or mature cheeses.

Corbieres Heresie Rouge 2020

From the esteemed Corbieres appellation located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France, this captivating red blend showcases the iconic grapes of the region — Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre. With its deep, inky hue and aromas of ripe black fruits, spice, and garrigue, this wine is a true embodiment of the Mediterranean terroir, offering a sensory experience that will transport you to the sun-drenched vineyards of southern France.

Gris Blanc Rose 2022

This pale pink rosé delivers a unique tasting experience with its delicate hues of grey and white. Aromas of red berries captivate the senses on the nose, while the palate comes alive with fresh fruit flavors accentuated by a subtle effervescence that enhances the fruity profile. The grapes, sourced from the sun-soaked terroir of Tautavel in the South of France, allow the Grenache grape to reveal its most aromatic expression. Handpicked and delicately pressed, the grapes undergo fermentation at low temperatures to preserve their delicate flavors, followed by maturation on fine lees before bottling, ensuring a wine of exceptional quality. The wine's elegance shines through as it finishes with a refreshing and mineral touch. This rosé is a perfect match for a variety of dishes including shellfish, Mediterranean salads, Asian cuisine, baked fish, and flavorful dishes like Thai curry and tajines. 

Orange Gold (Orange Wine) 2021

Orange Gold is a remarkable wine that pays homage to the first orange wines of Georgia 4500 years ago, reimagined with a modern, fresh twist by Gérard Bertrand. This unique wine undergoes an ancient winemaking technique, resulting in a beautiful orange color with golden reflections and unique tannic notes. A blend of seven Mediterranean grape varieties contributes to its exceptional aromatic complexity. Upon tasting, expect a complex bouquet of white flowers, candied fruit, and white pepper followed by a refreshing, well-balanced palate with a hint of sweetness. Perfect for a variety of occasions, Orange Gold pairs excellently with aperitifs, cheese platters, and spicy dishes, making it a versatile and characterful choice for wine lovers.

Picpoul de Pinet 2022

Hailing from the picturesque Languedoc region, this 100% Picpoul blanc is a true gem of the Mediterranean. Gérard Bertrand's dedication to capturing the essence of the Mediterranean lifestyle shines through in this exceptional wine. The vineyard's prime location on the banks of the Etang de Thau, nestled between the garrigue and the sea, contributes to the unique expression of the terroirs of the region. The Mediterranean climate, influenced by the sea breeze and the pond's thermal regulation, plays a crucial role in shaping the grapes that make this wine. With a yellow color and brilliant reflections, this wine offers a rich bouquet of white fruits, citrus, honey, and white flowers. On the palate, it is characterized by a refreshing liveliness, making it a perfect match for shellfish, crustaceans, and various fish dishes.

Each of these wines from Gérard Bertrand tells a story — a tale of passion, tradition, and a deep reverence for the land. As you swirl, sip, and savor these exceptional offerings, you'll be transported to the heart of France, where the art of winemaking is celebrated with every pour.

Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in the captivating world of French wines. Join us on April 9th for an unforgettable evening of discovery, indulgence, and pure vinous pleasure. Reserve your spot today and let your senses be whisked away on a journey through the enchanting wine regions of France, one sip at a time.

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Laura Olson is co-owner of The Dinner Party along with her partner, Joe Petersen. You can also follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/#!/dinnerpartyshop or visit www.thedinnerpartyshop.com.