Bertrand 'Cote des Roses' 2022


It's back, and it's still beautiful.

A delicate and dry style from France's Mediterranean south, this label celebrates a place called the Cotes de Roses on the coastal plains near Gruissan and Narbonne. The special glass-stoppered bottle looks like a rose when up-turned. A wonderful aperitif and seafood wine -- and a very beautiful gift!

We are bit naughty as we display this by the till now and then and it just catches everyone's eye and interest. Wine Freedom is founded on the principle "it is all about what is inside the bottle'. In this case we get excited about the whole thing. Seriously, one of the best presented wines we have ever had.

90/100 Wine Enthusiast, Jacy Topps
"This wine is energetic, with intense acidity. The palate offers fresh ripe citrus and pear with floral notes. Its mouthfeel is light with a saline finish."

89/100 and Top Buy for the Summer in Decanter, Amy Wislocki
"Hailing from the Languedoc as opposed to pricier Provence, this blend of mainly Grenache with Syrah and a dash of Cinsault is dry, fresh and fruit-forward. Pale in the glass, it has aromas and flavours of white flowers, strawberry and watermelon, livened by grapefruit citrus notes. A breezy, fresh, Mediterranean style, in a striking bottle (a rose motif is moulded into the bottom, echoing the name)." Drink 2023 - 2024