Gérard Bertrand - L'Hospitalitas 2012
Ref : 471375
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 53.20 € / liter
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- Keeping level Peut être conservé
- Service temperature 16°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Fruity and well-rounded
Its garnet color offers an exuberant nose of roasted black fruit and licorice with iodine notes. On the palate, this wine is balanced, frank, vinous, fleshy, ample, full-bodied and nervous with a finish on tight and sturdy tannins.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
Owning 325 hectares of vineyards and partnering with wineries and cooperatives in the region, Gérard Bertrand promises the development of the best vineyard in the South of France.
Domain and appellation
Domaine Gérard Bertrand
A field of international prestige, Gérard Bertrand contributes to the radiation of the southern vineyards of France, the world's largest wine-growing area. Orbiting the finest terroirs of Languedoc Roussillon, the Gérard Bertrand wines are part of tradition and innovation.
- Terroir: Overlooking the Mediterranean by a hundred meters, the vineyard of Château l'Hospitalet has exceptional climatic conditions. The vines are based on calcareous clay soils of Gargasian, rich in fossils and the Mediterranean red soils of Barremian are formed by the bluish gray compact limestone.
- Vinification: Part of the Syrah is vatted for whole bunches and then vinified in carbonic maceration; whereas the rest and the Mourvèdre are picked and vinified by traditional maceration, from 15 days to three weeks. After running off the tanks and malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged in new oak barrels for 12 months.
Grapes Syrah, Mourvèdre