Domaine Bergerie De L'Hortus - Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Roussanne
Vin de Pays du Val de Montferrand
by Jean Orliac
Domaine Bergerie De L'Hortus - Blanc

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"Chardonnay, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc combine to produce something quite magical and unbelievably well priced. That is precisely what you get in Domaine de L'Hortus Blanc. There is ripe fruit coming through from the Chardonnay, a crisp backbone of acidity form the Sauvignon and a peachy delicacy from the notoriously difficult Viognier." Winner of Modern European Wine of the Year, Sunday Tribune. One of many Vegan friendly white wines available from Wines Direct.

Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Roussanne
Vin de Pays du Val de Montferrand
by Jean Orliac

RRP: €18.30

Price: €17.40

"Chardonnay, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc combine to produce something quite magical and unbelievably well priced. That is precisely what you get in Domaine de L'Hortus Blanc. There is ripe fruit coming through from the Chardonnay, a crisp backbone of acidity form the Sauvignon and a peachy delicacy from the notoriously difficult Viognier." Winner of Modern European Wine of the Year, Sunday Tribune. One of many Vegan friendly white wines available from Wines Direct.

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country:
France
region:
Languedoc
vintage:
2016
grapes:
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Roussanne
abv:
12.5
style:
White
code:
10097
enjoy with:
Light Fish & Shellfish, Spicy Food, Fresh Greens, Hard Cheeses
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

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country:
France
region:
Languedoc
vintage:
2016
grapes:
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Roussanne
abv:
12.5
style:
White
code:
10097
enjoy with:
Light Fish & Shellfish, Spicy Food, Fresh Greens, Hard Cheeses

Wine Makers

Domaine Bergerie De L'Hortus - Blanc by Jean Orliac

Jean Orliac is a passionate vigneron, full of ideas and is always looking to improve his wine and the conditions in which he makes it. He has moved from a conacre position (system of land rental) to owner status and from sharing a cellar to building a sophisticated chais (wine storehouse). He was one of the first to plant vines in the Pic St. Loup area.

 

Domaine de L’Hortus is a family business, with Jean and his wife, Marie-Therese, working alongside their sons Yves, Francois and Martin. Their daughter Marie also runs the small Clos de Prieur winery close by. The scenery around Domaine de L’Hortus is jaw-droppingly beautiful. The Domaine takes its name from the mountain of Hortus which overlooks the rolling patchwork of vines. If the scattered locations of the vineyards look random, they are anything but.

 

Before planting any vines, Jean Orliac studied the flowers and plants growing in the area. The fact that certain varieties were to be found on the north-facing slopes, and others on the south-facing hills, told him all he needed to know about which grapevines to plant where. This adapting of the vines to suit the terroir is crucial to the success of the L’Hortus wines and is a key element of the Orliac philosophy.

In The Press

Press Reviews

"Chardonnay, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc combine to produce something quite magical and unbelievably well priced. That is precisely what you get in Domaine de L'Hortus Blanc. There is ripe fruit coming through from the Chardonnay, a crisp backbone of acidity form the Sauvignon and a peachy delicacy from the notoriously difficult Viognier." Winner of Modern European Wine of the Year, Sunday Tribune

"I have been a fan of this deliciously peachy yet refreshing white for a few years. It's a highly unusual blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier and Roussanne, the proportions of the various grapes vary from year to year, depending on harvest conditions. I don't think it's ever tasted better than in this vintage. A perfect white for spring and summer." Bottle of the Week, The Irish Times Magazine

"Delicate nose and lightly peachy palate with good acidity." (* * * * ) Decanter Magazine

"An enticing nose of ripe Persian melon, white peach, acacia off-set by a faint prickle of gooseberry and pungency of resinous herbs sets the stage for a silken-textured yet ultra-refreshing palate on which saliva-inducing salinity and a crystalline sense of mineral impingement help render the finish dynamic and irresistibly next-sip-compelling. A wealth of floral, herbal, and mineral subtlety emerges as you savour this – and believe me, you won’t be able to put the glass down for long! Expect the seductive and invigorating satisfaction of this wonderful value to persist for at least the next couple of years." - Wine Advocate

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews
Irish Times , 20/05/2014
By John Wilson
Decanter , 20/05/2014
By Decanter
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Languedoc in France

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