August 10 2017
(…)“Château l’Hospitalet, a hotel and winery on the outskirts of Narbonne, is owned by Gérard Bertrand, a former professional rugby player who is one of the most renowned wine makers in the area. British wine critic Jancis Robinson dubbed Bertrand the Prince of the Languedoc, and a number of his stellar wines are available in the U.S. Bertrand owns 13 wineries throughout the region, all focused on biodynamic processes. Be sure to spend at least one evening at the Château l’Hospitalet restaurant, L’Art de Vivre, where the young chef Laurent Chabert serves up gastronomic cuisine using the locality’s finest ingredients. The property also plays host to an annual jazz festival, this year featuring Norah Jones and George Benson (see above image).”(…)
MITCH MOXLEY (writer and executive editor of Maxim Magazine, with a JM Penny Prize) wrote a passionate article (7/08/2017) for the international men's magazine Maxim on Languedoc-Roussillon; now joined with Midi-Pyrénées, it is located in France’s southwest corner next to Spain. Known now as “Occitanie”, it is considerate to be “the real South of France”!
It is also described as more relaxed and more authentic, with fewer tourists than in Provence or in the Côte d’Azur. It is true that you can find “miles of Mediterranean beaches, hundreds of vineyards, and charming, postcard-perfect villages.”
Besides those facts, there are other secrets: Château l’Hospitalet -a hotel-, a gastronomic restaurant – with great recommendations spot on thanks to “chef Laurent Chabert with his “ (…)gastronomic cuisine using the locality’s finest ingredients”, and our winery (plus our focus on biodynamic processes).
And last but not least, our love for music has been revealed to the readers with the annual jazz festival (#JazzHospitalet), featuring in 2017 Imany, Norah Jones, Zucchero, Ben l’Oncle Soul and George Benson. This year we increased our digital communication, using social networks and Facebook Live broadcast to give a real full experience (see above image) https://www.instagram.com/p/BXGnnorAmlA/?taken-by=chateaulhospitalet).