2017 - Château l'Hospitalet Grand Vin Red -Gerard Bertrand
VINIFICATION AND AGING: Harvests are triggered on the basis of maturity checks, analysis of polyphenols contained in the skins of the grapes and daily tasting of the grapes as they approach the harvest. Picking healthy, ripe grapes is the first step in achieving a high level of quality. The harvest is manual, the grapes are taken in the following hour, to the cellar. The grapes are sorted and then destemmed before being placed in a temperature-controlled vat. Each grape variety is vinified separately. The maceration time is around 20 to 25 days. At the end of winter, the wines are transferred to new 225-liter barrels for a stay of between 12 and 16 months, in the magnificent Hospitalet cellar (2,000 barrels). Stirring of the fine lees is carried out periodically. The best barrels of each of the grape varieties are selected and assembled to develop this cuvée.