l'Hortus Grande Cuvee 2004

Rhone Red Blends from Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Price: $30.00 $19.99
Save $10.01 (33%)
Item No. 98177
  • RP92

Winemaker's Notes

"The aptly-named l'Hortus 2004 Coteaux du Languedoc Pic Saint-Loup Grande Cuvee showcases Orliac's beloved Mourvedre grape (with 40% Syrah and 10% Grenache in support). A nose of cherry, plum, resin, and spices leads to a dense, tightly-grained, salt-, smoke- and stone-tinged palate full of bright, juicy, sappy, and intensely, tartly ripe black fruits. The firm structure and sharply-delineated fruit of this wine are almost as one, and its long finish full of intrigue and promise. I suspect it will be worth giving it at least 3-5 years in the cellar. Production, incidentally, totalled 800 cases."
-Wine Advocate

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A young agronomist studying at the University of Montpellier back in the 70"s discovered an abandoned piece of land nestled between two facing limestone cliffs. The grape vines had grown wild and the huge olive trees were ancient; it was obvious to Jean Orliac that this location had been cultivated in ages past, producing the classic Mediterranean trio - olives, wine and wheat, and...

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Learn About Languedoc-Roussillon

(LAHN-guh-dock) (ROO-see-yohn) For being in a country that is known for wine regulations, the Languedoc enjoys a great amount of freedom in its winemaking. With over 700,000 acres under vine, some of the most exciting and best value wines of are coming from this enormous and diverse wine region. Some refer to it as the new world of France. The region stretches along the land...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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