De l'Hospitalet - Grenache Rose 2014 - Black Cherry Aromas 6x 75cl Bottles
75cl Bottles £7.74 Available 10th Mar 2016
Description: From one of the most beautiful parts of the Languedoc, this rose has fantastic regional character that responds well to the terroir and climate. It is deliciously refreshing with juicy red flavours.
A gentle, dry rose with subtle raspberry and black cherry aromas. The palate is bright and fresh with the fruit balanced perfectly by the crisp acidity on the finish. An impressive, restrained wine with real character.
This rose is made from Grenache grapes (called Garnacha is Spain) grown in the south of France in an area called the Languedoc (pron. Long-guh-dock). It is light and dry with subtle flavours of raspberry and cherry. Deliciously refreshing.
Producer: Chateau de L'Hospitalet - www.chateau-lhospitalet.com ABV: 13.5% Appellation: Vins de Pays d'Oc Brand: Chateau de L'Hospitalet Country of Origin: France Food Match: Poultry Grape Type: Grenache/Garnacha Region: Languedoc-Roussillon Vintage: 2014
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Gerard Bertrand is something of a phenomenon in the south of France. A local boy made good, he first hit the headlines as a professional rugby player for Stade Francais and the French national team. Whilst still playing, he inherited the family's wine business and has gradually built it up, acquiring vineyards and estates across the Languedoc. The jewel in the crown is Chateau L'Hospitalet, which he bought in 2002.
The estate is surrounded by 52ha of vines but in addition to a fully functioning winery it also comprises a hotel, restaurant and cellar door. Incredibly, it is the third most visited tourist attraction in the region. The top two are the old city in Carcassonne and an African themed safari park.
What is even more incredible is that despite the size of the business and the obvious commercial nous, the wines are outstanding.