Gerard Bertrand Hospitalet Reserve Rouge
Gerard Bertrand Hospitalet Reserve Rouge from the Languedoc
The Gerard Bertrand Hospitalet rouge is a serious vegan red wine. Made from a blend of local varietals it will pair wonderfully with most rich vegan dishes or simply served on it's own with friends who like rich an voluptuous wines.
Gérard Bertrand is one of the most outstanding winemakers in the South of France, where he owns numerous estates among the most prestigious crus of Languedoc-Roussillon. Named in 2012 as the IWC Red Winemaker of the Year and Wine Enthusiast's European Winery of the Year, he is known locally as the "King" of the Languedoc. Brought up in the Languedoc vineyards, Gérard Bertrand is committed to sharing the characteristics and exceptional diversity of each of the terroirs. Twenty years of know-how ensures that wines bearing Gérard Bertrand's signature have a unique style driven each day by four fundamental values: excellence, authenticity, conviviality and innovation. We firmly believe Gérard will become one of the leading French names in the UK.
On the edge of the coast, Château l'Hospitalet overhangs the Mediterranean sea. This vineyard benefits from an exceptional microclimate of a semi-arid Mediterranean climate and gentle winters. The combination of warmth with altitude allows for a slow maturation imparting a great aromatic expression to the final wine. Vines are trained according to the Cordon Royat method which helps to keep the yields low and favours a homogeneity in fruit maturity throughout the vineyard. Two types of soils contribute to the complexity and the elegance of this wine. The marly and chalky Gargasien soil is rich in fossils and provides a vital water supply to the vine during the summer months. The red Barremien soil, formed on blueish grey compact limestone, allows the creation of rich and concentrated wines.
Soft and balanced in the mouth, this cuvée has the generous fruitiness of jam, black cherries and red currants accompanied with notes of liquorice, gingerbread and grilled notes. Complex and aromatic, this wine offers fine tannins. Elegant and tasty, it is ready to drink now or at any time in the next ten years.
Serve at 18º degrees with rich vegan dishes, mature vegan cheeses and good friends
Grapes - Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre
Country - France.
Contains Sulphites: Yes
Dry/Sweet value: 2 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
Residual Sugar: 1.4