A Glass of Pure Pleasure: This French Rosé is Hedonism in a Bottle
Hedonism: The philosophy of pursuing the maximum possible pleasure in life, the belief that our ultimate goal in the universe is to enjoy ourselves. The quest for gratification was as alluring for Athenians in the agora as it is for us today and while we juggle with the complexities of modern life, allowing ourselves inside a bubble of pampering every now and then is an endeavour as worthy as any.
Gérard Bertrand Hedoisme Rose 2016 is a parenthesis of indulgence, a flirtatious rosé just as seductive as its homeland, the Languedoc, dans le Sud de France. This organic blend of Grenache and Mourvèdre is the fruit of passionate and multi award-winning winemaker Gérard Bertrand.
Richer and more voluptuous than its siblings from Provence, this rosé catches your attention with juicy aromas of raspberries but where it really shines is on the palate: pink grapefruit, strawberries, lemon verbena and a delicate minty background fusion into a balanced and indulgent sip.
Gérard Bertrand Hedoisme Rose 2016 is available at O’Briens Wine for €16.95 and it’s on offer as part of their rosé wine sale, buy one, get the second half price.
Gabriela’s passion for writing is only matched by her love for food and wine. Journalist, confectioner and sommelier, she fell in love with Ireland years ago and moved from Venezuela to Dublin in 2014.
Since then, she has written about and worked in the local food scene, and she’s determined to discover and share the different traditions, flavours and places that have led Irish food and drink to fascinate her.