Gerard Bertrand

2022 Château l'Hospitalet Grand Vin

AOP La Clape
Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Vermentino Viognier
White wine
Demeter certified

The harvesting date is triggered grape variety by grape variety, when the grapes have reached their optimum ripeness level after daily tastings.
The grapes are picked by hand and undergo a pneumatic pressing as soon as they arrive to the winery, during which the press juices are separated. After a static settling of the musts, the juice undergoes an alcoholic fermentation in barrels, with a temperature control to preserve the freshness and integrity of the aromas.
The maturing is performed in barrels during 7 to 8 months through to the spring equinox, with regular stirring for two months. After a light fining, the wine is bottled.
The dress is clear and golden yellow in color.
The nose is complex mixing white fruits, floral notes and with a hint of linden.
The palate is of a beautiful density, warm and finesse. There are woody notes, garrigue and white-fleshed fruits.
Serve at 11°C with fried scallops, fish cooked in sauce, or as an aperitif.