H de l'Hospitalet Malbec 2012

Product code: 1HSP15B2012

The powerful nose reveals aromas of soft red and black fruit such as blackcurrant underlined by touches of spiciness and aromatic plants.Soft and aromatic on the palate, it is in perfect harmony with the aromas found on the nose.This Malbec is powerful and elegant with a fine texture, leading to a long finish.

  • Country:France
  • Region:Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Vintage:2012
  • ABV:13.5%
  • Residual sugar:1.0 g/L
  • Colour:Red
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Malbec

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Taste Scale: 11

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Product guide note

This Southern French red is made from the Malbec grape variety. The vineyard is owned by former French rugby star Gerard Bertrand. It has dark fruit flavours like blackcurrant and black cherries, with a soft, smooth texture. You more often find Malbec from Argentina these days but this wine just goes to show how well it can be made in France.

Production information

Producer: H de l'Hospitalet

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Production note

The grapes are destemmed and then vinified with traditional maceration in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. The temperature is stringently monitored and the musts are regularly tasted to determine the frequency of the pumping over operations. After the alcoholic fermentation, which takes roughly 20 days, part of the wine is aged in 225-litre barrels for 8 to 12 months. A light fining is performed, as required, before bottling.

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