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"Elegant & pristine, charming wine" Wine Orbit

"Brightly fruited, delicately expressed, this is refreshing & delightfully drinkable" Wine Orbit

Pleasant on its own or enjoy with something light, such as bruschetta with fresh cilantro or basil

Bertaine Et Fils Aude Valley Rosé 2018 (France)

12 Btls, $215.88 12 Btls, $187.72

Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 93/100 Points
Bertaine Et Fils Aude Valley Rosé 2018 (France)

Bertaine Et Fils Aude Valley Rosé 2018 (France)

Bertaine was created as an authentically flavoured but approachably fruit driven range that is a versatile partner with a wide range of cuisine...
12 Btls, $215.88 12 Btls, $187.72


Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Apr 2019


  • Fresh, soft berries
  • Crisp apple
  • Lemon peel
  • Mid-dry, Provence style

"Elegant and pristine, this charming wine shows apple, lemon zest, strawberry and subtle savoury notes on the nose, leading to a finely textured palate that is focused and linear. Brightly fruited and delicately expressed, this is refreshing and delightfully drinkable. At its best: now to 2020" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Apr 2019

Very pale pink in colour, sitting well within the classic Provence “pale and dry” spectrum. The nose is aromatic and sweetly perfumed with aromas of strawberries and rose petals. The palate is a revelation compared to previous vintages, elegant and effortless with light berry and candied fruit drop flavours lingering long on a soft, dry finish.

Bertaine et Fils is a range of modern varietal wines sourced from the cool-climate Aude Valley and named in honour of one of the region’s most prominent grape growers. The vineyards of the Aude Valley are planted in the foothills of the Pyrenees, alongside the river that flows down to join the Canal du Midi at Carcassonne. The 25 year old, low-yielding vineyards benefit from high elevation and cool evenings to create elegant and varietally expressive wine.

After the challenging conditions to some for the 2016 and 2017 vintage, the 2018 was equally hard work, but is of welcome relief. Winter and Spring rains were plentiful following of heat of late 2017. The soils were replenished and the fruit for 2018 looked very good all the way through with very careful management. Whilst elsewhere had minimal rain and some heat the south managed through above average humidity and rainfall that made for vineyard challenges but the result seemed only to have benefitted the berry development even with present disease pressure. The berries achieved full ripeness, have fine acidities and fragrant flavours. 2018 is looking very good.

Made solely from Syrah and given a short maceration (a few hours) sufficient to impart colour and texture. Following a soft pressing, the juice is given a cool fermentation in stainless steel and allowed to ferment to almost complete dryness. Maturation on lees in stainless steel adds texture and malo-lactic fermentation is prevented to ensure vibrancy.


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