Gerard Bertrand L'Hospitalitas | 75clAdd review
On the edge of the coast, Château l’Hospitalet overhangs the Mediterranean sea. This vineyard benefits from exceptional climatic conditions (semi‐arid Mediterranean climate, with a soft winter). The heat and the Mediterranean sun, attenuated by the altitudinal erase offered from September to October, allows slow maturation for a great aromatic expression and the smoothness of the tannins. Two types of soils contribute to the complexity and the elegance of this vintage. The marly and chalky Gargasien soil at the foot of the cliff, rich in fossils, give to the vine stock a supply of water throughout the summer in spite of the lack of summer rains. The red Mediterranean soil of Barremien formed on blueish grey compact limestone among on the scrub, allow the making of rich and concentrated wines.
The Hospitalitas plot, located in the earth of the vineyard, at the bottom of a 90 feet high cliff protecting it from Northwinds, creating a microclimate. The blend of the 2 varieties syrah and Mourvèdre gives to this cuvée wonderful aromas, and a great reaction to oak-aging giving it fruitness and smoothness.
Intense bouquet dominated by aromas of spice, fruit
(blackberry, blackcurrant) and hints of vanilla.
On the palate, this wine expresses the quintessence of the Hospitalet terroir: powerful and elegant.
Unctuous, full‐bodied and fleshy, it has a long finish of fruit and torrefaction.
An extreme delicacy and a huge lasting potential.
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