Château l'Hospitalet Art de Vivre Rouge Aoc 2011

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Das Bouquet ist intensiv: volle Fruchtaromatik, unterstützt durch eine reiche Palette von Gewürzaromen. Im Gaumen offenbart sich eine frisch-fruchtige Struktur mit samtig-weichen Gerbstoffen. Diese Cuvée weist eine schöne Komplexität auf, die sich sowohl von den Aromen wie auch von der Struktur her im Finale in Szene zu setzen vermag und recht lange anhält.

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Gérard Bertrand:
Gerard Bertrand quickly developed a wine merchant business by selecting winemakers and estates that shared his sense of what was called for. In order to express his talent as a winemaker beyond his native appellation of the Corbières, he chose to invest in other wines of the Languedoc with strong potential. In 1994 he bought the Cigalus Vin de Pays d’Oc parcels, then three years later the 58 he... Read more
Gerard Bertrand quickly developed a wine merchant business by selecting winemakers and estates that shared his sense of what was called for. In order to express his talent as a winemaker beyond his native appellation of the Corbières, he chose to invest in other wines of the Languedoc with strong potential. In 1994 he bought the Cigalus Vin de Pays d’Oc parcels, then three years later the 58 hectares of Château Laville-Bertrou in Minervois La Livinière. A forerunner in the Languedoc, Gerard Bertrand understood the evolution in consumer behavior towards expressive, well-balanced and elegant wines. By offering great wines at fair prices his success was immediate. The Prestige Wines of Gerard Bertrand quickly became the quality reference in the opinion of the professionals. In the footsteps of his father, Gerard has been contributing to the epic story of the Languedoc in these past years; he is the payee of the qualitative changes made to a good number of Languedoc terroirs and estates. He notably defends Boutenac as a terroirs and fights for its recognition by the INAO (Institut National des Appellations d’Origine). In return of his efforts, and as a proof of the quality of his wines, consumers quickly take up Gerard Bertrand’s wines and repeat it again … the development of his business acknowledges this success. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Château l'Hospitalet Art de Vivre Rouge Aoc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,937
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/14/2013

Quite an impressive nose rich with dried meat and black pepper aroma over intriguing blue floral, red cherry and blackberry fruit dotted with hints of candle wax and fragrant clean oak. This is rich and powerful with broad shoulders entering the mouth and delivering cocoa-tinged game, mineral, oak and earthy flavors tinged with a hint of fig. It's also really tight with lots of powdery tannins on the palate and some dusty confectioners sugar notes on the back end. There is great focus here, and excellent balance, I just don't know where this is going to go, but it reminds me in a way of the Achaval Ferrer Single Vineyard Malbecs, which age quite well. 90pts with room for improvement.


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Snooth User: Nicki Dal
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3.50 5
03/21/2012

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
2.00 5
Vintage: 2010 09/18/2011

a nice blend of the typical grapes of the region, some oak on the nose, oak actually over powers the fruit, vanilla, apples and actually not that balanced


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 09/18/2011

a blend of grenache gris and grenache blanc with peach, pear, and some subtle red fruit, even a little skunky, not very fruity, dryer with noticeable acidity


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 09/18/2011

a citrusy nose with some melon on the palate, a little oak, simply and refreshing


Snooth User: king fish
1063396182
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 05/16/2012

Awesome wine for a great price - Gentle flavours with room to grow - Blackcurrant flavours, medium-full bodied - maybe slightly tannic.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/18/2011

more concentrated on the nose, syrah dominates, black pepper, darker fruits and stew like, big and concentrated black fruit with spices on the finish, very different, amazing complexity. this was one of my favorite reds tasted from Gerard Bertrand


Snooth User: DWCPSC
1123741389
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/30/2012

Three glasses


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External Reviews for Château l'Hospitalet Art de Vivre Rouge Aoc

External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
11/27/2012

A unique clear crystalline color with a high fruity, fresh and crisp style. The finish is very flavorful and gives this wine a easy drinking style.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
06/02/2013

Gerard Bertrand is by far one of the most dynamic and brilliant winemakers from the South of France. He owns no less than seven estates nestling nicely among the most prestigious terroirs of Languedoc Roussillon, Gérard Bertrand was named in 2012 as the "European Winery of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast and "Red Wine Maker of the Year" by the IWC. Grapes : 40% Grenache blanc, 40% Marsanne and 20% Viognier Region: France / Languedoc Roussillon Maker: Gérard Bertrand Notes : Pale yellow colour with green tints. The nose is complex, both floral (laurel, acacia or box wood) and fruity (exotic and citrus fruits). Very aromatic mouth with a nice acidity level. Grades of fresh fruits and a smooth finish. Very enjoyable and easydrinking wine due to its aromatic freshness. Serve : To be served at 12-13° with hot & salty starters, fish, poultry & fresh cheeses. To be discovered too as an aperitif ABV : 12.5% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
05/01/2013

Das Bouquet ist intensiv: volle Fruchtaromatik, unterstützt durch eine reiche Palette von Gewürzaromen. Im Gaumen offenbart sich eine frisch-fruchtige Struktur mit samtig-weichen Gerbstoffen. Diese Cuvée weist eine schöne Komplexität auf, die sich sowohl von den Aromen wie auch von der Struktur her im Finale in Szene zu setzen vermag und recht lange anhält.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
06/02/2013

Gerard Bertrand is by far one of the most dynamic and brilliant winemakers from the South of France. He owns no less than seven estates nestling nicely among the most prestigious terroirs of Languedoc Roussillon, Gérard Bertrand was named in 2012 as the "European Winery of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast and "Red Wine Maker of the Year" by the IWC. Grapes : 60% Syrah, 20% Merlot and 20% Grenache Region: France / Languedoc Roussillon Maker: Gérard Bertrand Notes : Deep rich red in colour, the nose is a complex combination of violets and raspberries, with a fruity and supple attack with delightfully soft tannins. The finish is very long, fruity and aromatic. Serve : To be served at 16-17° with pork meats, cold starters, familial food and every kind of cheese ABV : 13.5% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2010 04/30/2013

One of the most dynamic and brilliant winemakers from the South of France, where he owns no less than seven estates among the most prestigious terroirs of Languedoc Roussillon, Gérard Bertrand was named in 2012 as the "European Winery of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast and "Red Wine Maker of the Year" by the IWC. Grapes : 100% Grenache Gris Region: France / Languedoc Roussillon Maker: Gérard Bertrand Notes : C rystalline colour with aromas and palate of pure fruit characters, the flavours of which are highlighted by the freshness. A very tasty wine, clean and fresh on the finish. Serve : A delightful refreshing wine, best served at 10 - 14°C, as an aperitif or with mixed salads, hot appetizers, ovenbaked fish and spicy dishes. ABV : 12.5% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Vintage: 2010 10/31/2012

Gerard Bertrand's Corbieres is a truly delightful GSM blend and this price I really don't know why you wouldn't give it a shot.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2009 08/01/2011

Die Aromatik ist intensiv und anhaltend: von der Nase bis ins Finale. Blumen- und Fruchtaromen sowie Gewürznoten (Vanille) und dezente Röstaromen offenbaren sich im komplexen Bouquet. Die fruchtige Struktur zeigt sich im Gaumen und verbindet sich mit dem ziemlich gehaltvollen Körper. Im Abgang präsentiert sich diese Cuvée nuanciert, fein und fruchtig.


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