Organic. Domaine l’Hortus is located in one of these choice cooler sections of the appellation of Pic Saint Loup, with vineyards nestled in a valley between two limestone cliffs, Pic Saint Loup itself and the Montagne de Hortus. Until recently, Domaine de l’Hortus was the only producer in this valley, though recently, a few other producers have purchased vineyard land seeing the enormous potential of this terroir. This area is unique in that it is influenced climactically by both the Mediterranean Sea, which is only 15 km away to the south, but also by the Cevennes Mountain range to the north. From the sea comes the south wind – called the Marin – which provides warmer, moderated weather and moisture, and from the north, there is a daily flow of cool, dry air. These contrasting forces help to create a significant diurnal shift, allowing Rhône varietals to ripen fully, but in a manner that provides both power and finesse to the wines.
A typical GSM (Grenache, Mourvedre & Shiraz) blend from the Languedoc region, this Pic Saint Loup appellation is located on a cliff of limestone. It's a fresh and lively, but still medium bodied, with dark red fruits a great concentration, peppery notes and savoury on the palate. Similar style to "Cotes du Rhone" wine with more structure. Ideal with a weekly diner night! Importer.
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