Enjoy Gerard Bertrand Le Chouchou 2023 This SummerPR SAMPLE 

Gérard Bertrand‘s Le Chouchou 2023 is the winery’s answer to new consumer trends, producing a light, fresh red wine.  It has low alcohol content and can be enjoyed at a cooler temperature.  It sits somewhere between a rosé and a fuller-bodied red wine, IMHO.  This wine is a blend of organic Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault grapes coming from Cevennes, Limoux, in south-central France. I received this wine to sample and tell you about.  Maybe it will be your glou-glou wine of the summer?

BTW, “Le Chou Chou” is a French phrase that translates to “The Cabbage” in English. However, it’s also a term of endearment, similar to “sweetheart” or “darling”. This phrase is often used in informal settings, such as with friends or family members.

My Wine Tasting Notes

Gérard Bertrand Le Chouchou 2023 (BC $25.99 on sale.  $27.99 regular)

Gérard Bertrand Le Chouchou 2023 with wine in glass
Gérard Bertrand Le Chouchou 2023 with wine in glass

Appearance: This wine has a lighter, transparent to the core ruby colour in the glass.
Nose: It has light aromas of red fruit, rhubarb, red cherries and some toastiness. The wine has stronger, sweeter aromas after decanting; lots of rhubarb.
Palate: This wine is dry with medium-plus body and a round thicker mouthfeel.  Medium-plus acidity leaves a light prickle on your tongue.  A touch of tannins.  Mostly red fruit flavours, with lesser amounts of rhubarb, floral, candied cherries, red plums, nutmeg and some pepperiness. A lighter mouthfeel after decanting, but the same flavours.
Finish: A medium-plus length finishing with a light acidic prickle and light drying tannins.  Red fruit flavours, with touches of nutmeg and pepperiness. No change to the finish after decanting.

A lighter bodied, dry, fresh red fruited wine.  No need to decant.

Rating: 4 stars  A wine with a light, completely transparent to the core ruby colour.  It has light red fruit aromas along with rhubarb and red cherries.  This wine is dry with a medium-plus body, medium-plus acidity that leaves a light prickle on your tongue, and a touch of tannins. Mostly red fruit flavours, with lesser amounts of rhubarb, floral, candied cherries, red plums, nutmeg and some pepperiness. A medium-plus length.

Where Can I Buy This Wine?

This wine is an exclusive product in BC at Everything Wine stores.

Author: mywinepal
Drink Good Wine. That is my motto and I really want to help you drink good wine. What is good wine? That can be a different thing for each people. Food also loves wine so I also cover food and wine pairings, restaurant reviews, and world travel. Enjoy life with me. MyWinePal was started by Karl Kliparchuk, WSET. I spent many years with the South World Wine Society as the President and then cellar master. I love to travel around the world, visiting wine regions and sharing my passion for food & wine with you. Come live vicariously through me, and enjoy all my recommended wines.

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