Best Sellers Red - 12 Bottle
**Price includes DELIVERY**
• 2x Ciu Ciu Bacchus - Sangiovese.
Marche IGP, Italy
“The sort of Italian red I wish I could find more of. Ciù Ciù Bacchus Piceno certainly tastes more like Montepulciano with its sweet, mouth-filling fruit than that of the more austere Sangiovese” Jancis Robinson MW
• 2x Domaine Luc Lapeyre L'Amourier - Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah.
"From one of the top estates in Minervois, a lovely rich, harmonious wine, with classy savoury fruits; smooth but grown up, with a nice dry finish, and some liquorice edges." John Wilson, The Irish Times
• 2x Rondan Crianza - Tempranillo.
Rioja DO, Spain
"A classic old-fashioned style with plenty of soft berry and plum fruit, overlaid by coconut and vanilla" Martin Moran MW, The Sunday Times
• 2x Domaine Bergerie de L'Hortus - Syrah, Mourvedre.
Coteaux du Languedoc A/C, France
“A signpost wine: A way to go for anyone seeking to get acquainted with the region and a benchmark for other winemakers. A rounded wine with a long, silky finish” Ernie Whalley, The Sunday Times
• 2x Four Sisters - Shiraz.
Goulburn Valley, Australia
“Balance and elegance. Ample, dark fruit flavours are lifted by a refreshing tang and a pepper-dusted finish” Mary Dowey, The Irish Times Magazine
• 2x Chateau de Gaudou Exception - Malbec.
Cahors A/C, France
"Unusually supple example of how the Malbec grape performs in its native Cahors. It's dark, deep and plummy with no oak, just loads of fruit." Tom Doorley, The Mail on Sunday
Domaine de L‘Hortus is a stalwart of the Wines Direct cellar and the Orliac family have been our friends for many years.
Domaine de l’Hortus is nestled between the Pic Saint-Loup and Hortus mountains to the north of Montpellier. In fact, it was these mountains that originally brought Jean Orliac to the valley in the 1970s. Jean was an agricultural graduate as well as an avid rock climber, so he immediately recognised the potential of the abandoned parcels at the foot of the Pic Saint-Loup cliffs. He gradually acquired land in the area and began to make distinctive wine that draw finesse from this wild land.
Following the year 2000, Jean’s Children returned, one by one, to help run the family estate. Today, Domaine de l’Hortus wines are the fruit of the efforts of François, Marie, Martin, and Yves Orliac (Martin and Yves pictured with Gareth Keogh). Each of them specialised in some area of the operation, either among the vines, in the cellar or in the office. However, they all share the same objective of perfecting the work handed down to them by their parents.
Domaine de l’Hortus is a tribute to the wild landscape of the Pic Saint-Loup and Hortus mountains. Their wines are widely acknowledged as some of the most successful and pioneering in the Languedoc.