Gerard Bertrand

2021 Château l'Hospitalet Grand Vin

AOP La Clape
Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache
Red wine

The start of the harvest depends on the ripeness of the grapes, on the analysis of the polyphenols in their skins and on their daily tasting. The picking of ripe, healthy grapes is essential to reach an optimal quality. The grapes are picked by hand and carried in tubs to the cellar within the hour. They are then sorted and destemmed before being transferred to temperature-controlled vats.
Each grape variety is vinified separately. The maceration lasts between 20 and 25 days. At the end of the winter, the wines are transferred into new 225-litre barrels where they are left for 12 to 16 months in the magnificent barrel cellar of l’Hospitalet, which houses around 2,000 barrels. The fine lees are periodically stirred. The finest barrels of each grape variety are selected and blended to produce this wine.
This wine has a relatively dark ruby colour.
The nose is truffled and reveals notes of violet and liquorice.
The palate is balanced, fresh, with a good length carried by very silky tannins. It reveals spicy notes, of garrigue and blackcurrant buds.
Serve at 16 ° C with a rack of lamb, game birds or mature cheeses.