Box Château de Villemajou Grand Vin
The genesis of the Bertrand family
Villemajou takes its name from "Villa Major": the Roman villa that owes its reputation to the Latin poet Apollinaire. Acquired by Georges Bertrand in 1973, it is the family birthplace, where Gérard learned the wine making profession with his father. The Boutenac vintage is characterised by a hilly landscape and deep soils of rolling pebbles, allowing the old Carignan vines to withstand the arid and windy climate of this terroir.
1x Château de villemajou grand vin white, PDO Corbières
1x Château de villemajou grand vin red, PDO Corbières Boutenac
White: Bright, brilliant gold, fairly deep yellow.
Red: Deep garnet
White: Very expressive and sublime in depth, aromas of dry apricot, roasted almond, very floral hawthorn and broom.
Red: Notes of toast, liquorice and cloves. Powerful and elegant aromas of jammy fruit, sweet spices and roasting.
White: Full and creamy, round, very velvety and briochey. Tense and fresh finish
Red: Round, the tannins are melted, it ends with a long and aromatic finish.
Custody and service advice
White: To be enjoyed with fried scallops, fish in sauce or as an aperitif
Red: Decant and serve at 16°C with a rack of lamb, game or ripened cheese.
White: The grapes, harvested by hand, are pressed pneumatically with the presses separated as soon as they arrive at the cellar. All the juice is fermented in new French oak barrels (temperature control helps to preserve the freshness and integrity of the aromas). The ageing in barrels lasts between 7 and 8 months until the spring equinox with regular stirring.
Red: The remarkable quality of this cuvée lies in the exceptional quality of the old Carignan and Syrah vines. Harvesting is manual and begins when the grapes have reached maturity. Some of the Syrah and Carignan are vinified in whole bunches maceration. Traditional maceration is carried out on the other grape varieties. The wines are blended after malolactic fermentation and then put into 225-litre Bordeaux barrels in our cellar for 12 months of maturation. The wine is then kept for 12 months before being marketed.