Domaine Gérard Bertrand
Nestled in the heart of 1000 hectares of preserved garrigue, the terroir of l'Hospitalet is protected from the vagaries of time by a cliff. Truffle fields, mulberry and olive trees form tasty ramparts on the edge of the vineyards. Their aromas carried by the wind, which breaks across them, permeate the wines of the estate. L'Hospitalet also benefits from one of the sunniest climates in France, balanced by Mediterranean humidity. The soil plays on the duality between marls rich in mineral elements and dry, draining limestone. The latter, very white, reinforces the resonance of the sun on the vines. They give the wines a unique luminous balance, in addition to a freshness and salinity characteristic of limestone terroirs. Each vintage reinterprets in its own way the ingredients of this formidable terroir.
In red and white, the wines of l'Hospitalet offer their unique luminous balance, sublimated by biodynamic cultivation since 2013. The Mediterranean expresses itself in majesty, with la Clape a view of the rich fruit of the scrubland that surrounds its coomb. The sea and the limestone stone unite in the structure on the tension, carried by a salty freshness and a greedy salinity. The Grand Vin red is a blend of the best plots of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache Noir. Each is vinified separately and the blend is made in February. The wine is then put in barrels for 12 months, then bottled on a fruit day of the lunar calendar, respecting the rhythms of biodynamics. The Grand Vin white is a blend of Bourboulenc, Grenache blanc and Viognier. Part of the wine is matured in barrels (70%) and the rest in vats to preserve its freshness.