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Gérard Bertrand and his teams inaugurated yesterday, Thursday, July 25, 2019 the new cellar of Château de Villemajou, the family estate and cradle of AOC Corbières-Boutenac

46 years after Georges Bertrand's first vintage, Gérard Bertrand and his team inaugurate the new cellar of Château de Villemajou, in the presence of an assembly of 500 people. Historical and family cradle of Gérard Bertrand wines, the cellar has been enlarged to vinify all the production of the winery plot by plot.

A setting that will host the 2019 vintage which, one wishes, will be the first of the qualified designation in Cru Boutenac (file in course of instruction near the Inao).

The Wine advocate has tasted and rated our wines. We’re very happy to share below our 90+ ratings with you.


A stunning Clos d’Ora vertical tasting

- Clos d'Ora, AOP Minervois La Livinière, 2012 : 94/100

- Clos d'Ora, AOP Minervois La Livinière, 2013 : 92/100

- Clos d'Ora, AOP Minervois La Livinière, 2014 : 93/100

- Clos d'Ora, AOP Minervois La Livinière, 2015 : 95/100

- Clos d'Ora, AOP Minervois La Livinière, 2016 : 94+/100


Our single vineyards

- L'Hospitalitas, AOP La Clape, 2016 : 95/100

- Aigle Royal Chardonnay, AOP Limoux, 2017 : 93/100

- AIgle Royal Pinot Noir, IGP haute Vallee de l'Aude, 2016 : 90/100

- Le Viala, AOP Minervois La Livinière, 2016: 93/100

- La Forge, AOP Corbières Boutenac, 2016 : 92/100


Les grand vins de nos domaines

- Cigalus Blanc, IGP Pays d'Oc, 2018 : 91-93 /100

- Cigalus Rouge, IGP Aude Hauterive, 2017 : 91+ /100

- Château de Villemajou Grand Vin Blanc, AOP Corbières, 2018 : 91-93/100

- Château de Villemajou Grand Vin Rouge, AOP Corbières-Boutenac, 2016 : 90/100

- Château L'Hospitalet Grand Vin Rouge, AOP La Clape, 2016 : 92/100

- Château L'Hospitalet Grand Vin Blanc, AOP La Clape, 2018 : 90-92/100

- Château la Sauvageonne Grand Vin rouge, AOP Languedoc, 2016 : 92/100

- Château la Sauvageonne Grand Vin Blanc, AOP Languedoc, 2016 : 92/100

- Château la Sauvageonne La Villa, AOP Languedoc, 2018 : 91/100

The Grand Terroir wines of Roussilon

- Grand Terroir Tautavel, AOP Côtes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel, 2017 : 91/100

- Grand Terroir Les Aspres, AOP Côtes du Roussillon Villages Les Aspres, 2017 : 90/100


And the first vintage of Joy’s, organic Rosé wine

- Joy's, AOP Languedoc, 2018 : 90/100


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About those new 90+ highly rated Gerard Bertrand wines

About Joe Czerwinski’s article : "Odds and Ends from the South of France" - July 11th.

IWC CHAMPION RED TROPHY 2019

Friday 12 July 2019

Gérard Bertrand's Château l’Hospitalet Grand Vin red 2017 is named World Champion Red Wine at the International Wine Challenge 2019

On Tuesday, 9 July, the wine world gathered at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London for the annual IWC awards dinner. With 10,000 wines from all around the world tasted, and a very strict assessment process involving three-stage blind tasting by at least 12 different judges, the IWC is recognised as the most prestigious competition in the world. The six presidents of the jury,
Sarah Abbott MW, Tim Atkin MW, Oz Clarke, Dr. Jamie Goode, Charles Metcalfe and Peter McCombie MW, taste each wine awarded a medal to ensure that only the very best receive prizes.  

Château l’Hospitalet Grand Vin AOP La Clape 2017 won the IWC Champion Red Wine 2019 category.

 

This award is international recognition. It rewards the painstaking work carried out in the vineyards and cellar, as well as Gérard Bertrand's commitment to biodynamic farming methods and protecting biodiversity. 

Château l’Hospitalet Grand Vin AOP La Clape 2017 

  • one of the highest marks in the competition: 97/100
  • La Clape Trophy
  • Languedoc Red Trophy
  • French Red Trophy
  • IWC Champion Red Wine Trophy, making it the best red wine in the competition

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Michel-Jack Chasseuil, passionate collector of wines for more than 40 years has built a sanctuary 25 meters long with nearly 40 000 bottles

An invaluable collection of the greatest wines of the world in exceptional vintages, "My collection is like" The Mona Lisa ", it has no price"

Clos d'Ora, vintage 2014 in Magnum is now part of its prestigious wine collection.


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Listen to Gérard Bertrand on RFI

Thursday 04 July 2019

Very nice show at the meeting of Gérard Bertrand on Radio France Internationale.


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Every summer, since 2004, Gérard Bertrand organizes the Festival Jazz à l’Hospitalet


The Festival Jazz à l’Hospitalet become over the years a major musical event, whose vocation is to participate in the growth of culture and tourism of the territory.


This 16th edition will take place this summer from July 24 to 28 in Narbonne. 

Five dates to remember for memorable evenings associating wine, food and jazz in the heart of Château l'Hospitalet, biodynamic winemaking estate

July 24: Melody Gardot

July 25: Craig David

July 26: Ben l’Oncle Soul

July 27: Zazie

July 28th: Lisa Simone & Big Band Garonne










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