TASTING NOTESChteau l'Hospitalet La Réserve red has a deep ruby-red colour. Soft and balanced in the mouth, this cuvée has the generous fruitiness of jam, black cherries and red currants accompanied with notes of liquorice, gingerbread and grilled notes.Complex and aromatic, this wine offers fine tannins.Elegant and tasty, it is ready to drink now or at any time in the next ten years.VINIFICATION AND MATURINGThis vineyard was designed to achieve a high level of quality. All the wine-growing decisions are geared toward this, from the choice of stocks at planting to the North-South orientation of the rows (to benefit more effectively from the light), and the choice of training method with short pruning (Royat cordon) on trellises.Yields are moderate, about 35 hl/ha, and we obtain ripe, healthy and concentrated grapes that easily yield up their colour and aromas in the fermentation and maceration phase as theyripenslowly.The grapes are harvested manually when they have reached optimal ripeness and taken to the cellar in wooden tubs. Some of the Syrah is vinified using carbonic maceration. The Grenache and the Mourvdre are destemmed and placed in stainless steel vats with a regulated temperature for traditional maceration over a period of 20 to 25 days. The different grape varieties are vinified separately.At the end of the winter, the wines are racked, blended and placed in 225 litre barrels in the barrel cellar of Chteau l'Hospitalet for a period of 12 months.
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