Bergerie de L'Hortus
Pic Saint Loup AOP
France - Languedoc
The Domaine de l'Hortus, owned by the Orliac family, is located under the combe between the Pic Saint Loup and L'Hortus near Valflaunès.
Syrah and Mourvèdre dominate over Grenache, and barrel ageing allows for long ageing for the great vintages.
The wooden cellar and winery are built in a splendid setting, surrounded by pine trees.
The wines produced are references in the Pic Saint Loup appellation.
Jean Orliac is always looking for concentrated fruit and purity.
The Grandes Cuvées are the flagship wines and deserve a few years of patience to develop their delicacy.
La Bergerie de L'Hortus are technical wines produced in three colours, frank, supple and silky, easier.
This wine is a blend of young vines from L'Hortus and carefully selected wines from its Pic Saint Loup colleagues.
Brown soil formed on Cretaceous limestone scree,
Slope of 10 to 20%,
Altitude 150 to 200 m,
North-east exposure for the Syrah (under the Pic Saint Loup cliff),
Intermediate exposure for the Grenache.
Grape varieties :
Syrah 60%, grenache 30%, mourvèdre 10%.
Classic (destemmed and crushed grapes),
Maximum temperature of 32°C,
Vatting time: 25 days,
Racking twice a day until the mid-point of the vatting process, then daily.
For the Syrah and Grenache in stainless steel tanks.
Duration of 10 months.
Tasting notes of the sommelier :
Raspberry and strawberry aromas on the nose.
A very nice attack on the sweetness and a final on the red fruit.
A supple wine!
Wine style :
Soft red wine.
Food and wine pairing :
Quail salad with lentils.
Cellaring potential :
13.5 % Volume 75 cl.
Contains sulphites. Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health.
Drink in moderation.
"Consumption of alcoholic beverages during pregnancy, even in small quantities, can have serious consequences on the health of the child.
|Naming of wines :||Pic Saint Loup AOP|
|Color :||Red wine|
|Type of farming:||conventional agriculture|
|Keep :||4 year guard potential|
|Style of wines :||Light and fruity red wine|
|Grapes:||Syrah, Black Grenache, Mourvèdre|