Domaine de l'Hortus

Domaine de L’Hortus is one of the pioneers of the new generation of Languedoc wine making. In 1980, Jean Orliac and his wife Marie-Thérèse bought 50 hectares of abandoned scrubland in the valley between the Pic and Montagne d’Hortus. After clearing it, they set about planting vines, each grape variety carefully selected to complement its terroir – Syrah on the cooler slopes of Pic Saint Loup, Grenache below and Mourvèdre on the warmer Montagne d’Hortus. They produce two cuvées of each colour. Their whites must be sold as Vin de Pays du Val de Montferrand because of the choice of grape varieties but are every bit as good as the reds. We have chosen the Grandes Cuvées in each case. The style of the reds is restrained and concentrated and the whites are exotic and lush.

With a pleasant floral nose showing hints of peach fruit, the palate displays the perfect balance between rich texture and crisp freshness with zesty citrus notes.

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With a pleasant floral nose showing hints of peach fruit, the palate displays the perfect balance between rich texture and crisp freshness with zesty citrus notes.

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Delicately fruity & made from a blend of Syrah and Grenache this would be the perfect partner to oysters or shellfish or a convivial companion to pizza...

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A synthesis of the best of Rhône and the best of Burgundy, this wine has exceptionally rich, elegant and complex fruit with a long finish.

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Perhaps one of the finest reds of the appellation, this wine is rich and succulent showing herbs of the garrigue, ripe silky fruit and intelligent use of oak.

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