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Narbonne - Languedoc Roussillon

Tasting of premium wines from the South of France

The Château de l'Hospitalet shop welcomes you 7 days a week to discover the great wines of Gérard Bertrand.

You will have the opportunity to discover more than 90 different types of wine from the Occitanie region, from the 16 Gérard Bertrand estates.

In this cellar you will find an incredible diversity of premium wines from the Languedoc Roussillon region: red, white and rosé wines, but also Crémants de Limoux or Clairettes d'Adissan, natural sweet wines... for exceptional horizontal and vertical tastings.

The shop is an area of more than 400 m² dedicated exclusively to the wines of the Pays d'oc, where you can discover the wines of the Gérard Bertrand estates.

Wine merchants are on hand to welcome you and advise you at all times, whether for your purchases or during the tasting.

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Organic and biodynamic wines

All the wines of the Gérard Bertrand estates are produced from vines cultivated using Biodynamic methods.

Biodynamics is a positive and regenerative form of organic cultivation that aims to strengthen the soil and plants by using natural preparations and by taking into account the influence of the planets.

While organic farming methods are now well known, biodynamics is a farming method that takes the concept of "all natural" even further.

Indeed, Biodynamics is based on the premise that the Earth is a "whole". The cultivation of the vineyard thus takes into account all the strata of the living world, from the microbial life of the soil to the influence of the planets.

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Growing vines differently by being closer to nature has always been a strong commitment for Gérard Bertrand.

He has found in biodynamics a true philosophy of life, in which the winemaker is a component of the world around him. The winegrower takes care of the earth, in order to strengthen it, not to exhaust it.

Gérard Bertrand's wines are the result of the work of 950 hectares of vines in the Occitanie region cultivated using natural methods, without pesticides or chemical fertilisers.

The choice of this method of cultivation is not the simplest or easiest way, but from this hard work exceptional wines are created, in line with the desire to contribute to a better world.

In addition to the organic and Demeter (Biodynamic) labels, many wines also have the "Bee Friendly" label, which aims to protect bees and other pollinators.

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Organic and biodynamic wines

The Hospitalet tasting shop is the ideal place to discover the terroirs of Languedoc Roussillon: Corbières Boutenac, Terrasses du Larzac, Minervois La Livinière, La Clape, Limoux, Cabrières, Pays d'Oc, Malepère, etc

Among these terroirs are some great wines, such as Clos d'Ora, Clos du Temple, Domaine de Villemajou, Château l'Hospitalet, Château la Sauvageonne, Château de la Soujeole, Domaine de l'Aigle, Domaine de Cigalus and Castellum.

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Parcel wines

Some estates and châteaux have vineyards within their territory that benefit from an extraordinary location, due to their geographical position and the composition of their soil. These exceptional plots of vines are isolated from the rest of the estate, in order to produce exceptional wines, these are called parcel wines.

All Gérard Bertrand estates produce several wines from different parcels:

  • The Forge
  • Le Viala
  • The Hospitalitas
  • L'Aigle Royal (Pinot noir & Chardonnay)

Produced in very small quantities, these premium wines are made from plots of old vines with exceptional topography, microclimate and exposure to create unique wines that reveal the soul of their terroir.

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Old vintages

The Château l'Hospitalet cellar houses a collection of 19 vintages of natural sweet wines from 1977 to 1875, from different terroirs: Rivesaltes, Banyuls and Maury.

These tiled wines with exceptional ageing potential are here at the peak of their potential:

  • Maury is the raw strength of the Roussillon terroir.
  • Banyuls is the finesse and elegance of the Mediterranean
  • Rivesaltes, on the other hand, being from a larger region, offers incredible freedom in creation. The result is a wine typical of the region.

These rare bottles are carefully preserved by Gérard Bertrand, only a portion is reserved for sale, the rest will be left for future generations to perpetuate the tradition, and to continue to deliver the quintessential message of the Languedoc terroir.

This prestigious wine collection, called "Legend Vintage", is the memory of a century of history and legends, of happiness and suffering, contained in exceptional bottles.

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Detailed programme

The Hospitalet tasting shop is located in the heart of the château, in the courtyard, right next to the cellar (where the wine-making process takes place). In this place dedicated to the sale and tasting of premium wines from Languedoc Roussillon, you will be welcomed 7 days a week throughout the year.

The cellar team will welcome you to present and taste the different wines and vintages of the cellar.

SHOP

The Hospitalet tasting shop is located in the heart of the château, in the courtyard, right next to the cellar (where the wine-making process takes place).

In this place dedicated to the sale and tasting of premium wines from Languedoc Roussillon, you will be welcomed 7 days a week throughout the year.

The cellar team will welcome you to present and taste the different wines and vintages of the cellar.

TASTING

In this 400 m² room, you will find the entire production of the Gérard Bertrand estates. Coming from all over Occitania, you will discover the most beautiful terroirs and protected designations of origin of the region, such as Terrasses du Larzac, Minervois La Livinière, Malepère, Corbières Boutenac, Limoux, Cabrières, La Clape or Pays d'Oc.

You will be able to taste and buy single bottles, boxes, red, white, rosé, tuilés, sparkling and sweet natural wines.

CAVEAU

The cellar of Château l'Hospitalet houses many great wines, such as Clos d'Ora, Clos du temple, wines from parcels (Hospitalitas, le Viala, la Forge, etc.) and prestigious old vintages such as the Legend Vintage Rivesaltes 1942.

This exceptional diversity comes directly from Gérard Bertrand's desire to produce wines of excellence. This intention to produce only premium quality wines is the most judicious way to reveal the extraordinary potential of the Occitanie terroirs.

HONEY OF THE DOMAIN

The shop will also allow you to discover the honeys of the Hospitalet estate.

Beekeeping within the vineyard is a strong act of Gérard Bertrand's ecological approach, wishing to make the vines more respectful of nature.

CLICK & COLLECT

For your orders, many shipping and delivery options are available, Click and Collect is also possible from the Gérard Bertrand website.

PROJECTION

Finally, to end this visit, you will have the opportunity to watch a film presenting the Gérard Bertrand estates in the estate's cinema.

During this screening, you will be able to enter the world of Gérard Bertrand, you will discover the most beautiful landscapes of the region as well as the presentation of the different domains. This video will teach you about the objectives of the Gérard Bertrand group, it will also introduce you to biodynamics and explain wine-making techniques, such as blending.