made with organic grapes; Pays D’oc IGP, southern France; 13.5% ABV
$4 at the Oakland, CA, store on 31 March
I think I bought all the Bertrand offerings present on the first day of the sale, and this is the last of them. At the time, Delmartian1 wrote: It is much more in the style of a Californian or Australian chard and nothing like a French white Burgundy. Its OK but nothing special IMHO. I agree.
The wine shows fruit of ripe yellow apple / melon, lemon, and pineapple, with reasonable fruit / acid balance. The pineapple has a sort of overripe character that melds into too much oak, at least for me. The overripe flavor / wood / maybe even oxidation makes the wine kind of unpleasant for me, although as the wine warms from fridge temp, the fruit comes forward more and more into balance. I wouldn’t really recommend it, but I suppose it’s okay for the price. The next day, the rest in the bottle was much the same.