WINE REVIEW: La Bernarde 2019 'Les Hauts du Luc', Côtes de Provence, France ($18)
by Andrew Chalk
This wine shows how much of France is the value-leader in the wine world. This well made and versatile wine works as a quaffing wine or with pork, veal or most poultry dishes. It possesses a nose of strawberry, medium acid, and just a hint of sweetness on the palate (note: it is nonetheless a dry wine).
Recommended on these hot summer days in Dallas.
Here are the wine making details (from the importer’s web site).
• Certified organic
• 46% Cinsault, 27% Grenache, 11% Mourvedre, 9% Rolle, 7% Syrah
• La Bernarde is an historic property considered to be in the areas finest terroir
• It has been restored by the owners of Commanderie de Peyrassol, with the same winemaker
• High altitude site at 350m that sees snow most winters
• Southeast facing sites
• Harvest is about 10 days later than the lower lying areas of Côtes de Provence
• Clay and limestone with lots of stones
• Direct press rosé
• Fermented and aged in tank
Cotes de Provence
Blend - Other