Jean Orliac

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.


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  • Domaine Bergerie De L'Hortus - Blanc

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

    Domaine Bergerie De L'Hortus - Blanc

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

    "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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    RRP: €17.70

    Price: €16.85

  • Domaine Bergerie De L'Hortus - Rose

    Syrah, Grenache
    Coteaux du Languedoc A/C

    Domaine Bergerie De L'Hortus - Rose

    Syrah, Grenache
    Coteaux du Languedoc A/C

    Wine for the beach from the south of France. With an attractive pink colour, it exudes ripe, red summer fruits and gives a crisp finish. An exceptional Rose wine that deserves your attention! One of many Vegan friendly wines available from Wines Direct.

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    Price: €17.20
  • Domaine Bergerie De L'Hortus - Rouge

    Syrah, Mourvedre
    Coteaux du Languedoc A/C

    Domaine Bergerie De L'Hortus - Rouge

    Syrah, Mourvedre
    Coteaux du Languedoc A/C

    A beautiful blend of Syrahand Mourverde from Languedoc. A deep, inky red, this wine has a spicy aroma that leads to dark fruit flavours on the palate. One of many Vegan friendly wines available from Wines Direct.

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    Price: €17.65
  • Clos du Prieur

    Syrah, Grenache
    AOP Terrasses du Larzac

    Clos du Prieur

    Syrah, Grenache
    AOP Terrasses du Larzac
    Dark fruits and spice are beuatifully balanced in a rich and full bodied red wine.
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    Price: €24.95
  • Domaine De L'Hortus Grande Cuvee

    Grenache, Syrah
    Coteaux du Languedoc A/C

    Domaine De L'Hortus Grande Cuvee

    Grenache, Syrah
    Coteaux du Languedoc A/C

    Quite simply one of the outstanding red wines of South France. It’s bursting with Grenache and Syrah fruit enhanced by spices and herbs gifted by the wild sage and thyme in the L’Hortus vineyards. One of many Vegan friendly wines available from Wines Direct.

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    RRP: €29.10

    Price: €27.65

  • L'Hortus Case

    From the mountain vineyards of Pic-St-Loup comes this stunning collection of the complete L’Hortus range. It’s a showcase of winemaking craft from the Orliac family and a sure-fire hit with your friends and family.

    “... A Benchmark for other winemakers” The Sunday Times

    • 1x DOMAINE DE L’HORTUS GRANDE CUVEE | 2011, Grenache, Syrah

    • 1X DOMAINE BERGERIE DE L’HORTUS - ROSE | 2013, Syrah, Grenache

    • 2x BERGERIE DE L’HORTUS CLASSIQUE - BLANC | 2012, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Roussanne

    • 2x DOMAINE BERGERIE DE L’HORTUS - ROUGE | 2012, Syrah, Mourvedre

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    Price: €108.33
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