Located between land and sea, château l’Hospitalet is the jewel of the Languedoc-Roussillon. A renowned wine estate with a hotel concept that is unique for the region, Château l’Hospitalet offers a special experience in the art the wines of the South. With its 38-roomed 3-star hotel, its restaurant, its tasting cellar along with plenty of wine-tourism activities, this centre for Art de Vivre is utterly charming. In 2013 Château l’Hospitalet started its conversion to a biodynamic status.
Château l’Hospitalet, situated on what used to be an island between Narbonne and the Mediterranean, is a vineyard caught between land and sea. At the heart of 1,000 hectares of garrigue, it benefits from an exceptional terroir in the Clape Coteaux du Languedoc appellation. Optimal natural conditions come together here, perfect for crafting great wines. In 2002 Gérard Bertrand realized his dream and acquired this property, one of the jewels of southern viticulture. As a native of the region, he was determined to share his passion for the local wines at this unique site in the La Clape massif by turning it into the benchmark for the Mediterranean Art de Vivre.
Château l’Hospitalet is a renowned wine estate but is also THE wine-tourism destination in Languedoc-Roussillon. It has a unique hotel concept with 38 three-star rooms, a tasting cellar and a restaurant which provides a simple yet refined cuisine based on fresh local produce. Throughout the year the Chateau is lively with unmissable seasonal events such as the Art de Vivre Festival in spring, the famous Jazz Festival in summer, the celebration of the wine harvest in autumn and the vine-pruning and truffle celebration in winter.
L’Hospitalitas is the name given to the 3 hectare plot which is planted with Syrah and Carignan. This plot is composed of two soil types: chalk and shale.
The plots are situated on shale soils rich in mineral elements or on very poor and dry limestone soils. Depending on the vintage, the two types of soil are capable of producing grapes which make great wines. The climate is hot, with humidity brought in by the Mediterranean Sea.
Area of vines
The estate is planted with grape varieties typical to the Languedoc. For the reds, Syrah, Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre (Mataro) and for the whites, Viognier, Vermentino, Grenache blanc, Bourboulenc, Marsane and Roussane.