Cigalus is where it all started for Gerard Bertrand, where he lives and started producing organic and biodynamic wines.
Inspired by Rudolf Steiner he has stated he read the Agricultural lectures 3 times in succession.
In the hollow of the Corbières, on the terroir of Fontfroide ("cold springs"), the Domaine de Cigalus benefits from the refreshing contributions of this unique environment which allows it great ampelographic freedom between the earliest and the latest grape varieties. Gérard Bertrand has retained the former owner's bias for heterogeneous choices in red (Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, Caladoc, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignan) and white (Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon), to produce exceptional, resolutely atypical wines.
Once opened the aromas develop over time- even 30 minutes will release different aromas from the wine. A homage to the Mediterranean Gerard Bertrand would serve this with lamb, roasted with Thyme and Rosemary and a side dish of potatoes.
Most deliveries are next day (90%) but please allow 2 days.
We try and ship orders received by 16.00 on a next day delivery. We mainly use Royal Mail and Parcelforce.
If there are any delays we will advise you immediately.
We are not able to guarantee next day delivery due to events that can be out of our control. Tracking will be added to the online order when shipped.
Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to agriculture in which vitality has the highest priority. Its origin lies in the agricultural course held by Rudolf Steiner in 1924. Demeter is the international logo of certified biodynamic food that you will see on packaging in shops and supermarkets, in farm shops, and at farmers' markets selling biodynamic food. It is the world's oldest certification mark, and is your guarantee of high quality food, wine and products farmed and produced to the highest standards.
Three generations of winegrowers, fromPauletoGeorges, thenGérard Bertrand.
In 1975,Georges Bertrandintroduced his sonGérard, then ten years old, to grape harvesting on theChâteau de VillemajouinCorbières.Georges Bertrandplayed a precursory role in the revelation of theterroirs of Languedoc, he opened the way to the recognition of theBoutenaccru.
Gérard Bertrandhas been sharing his passion for wine and his convictions as well as his father's pioneering spirit for more than 30 years.