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2004 Coteaux du Languedoc Pic Saint Loup Domaine de l'Hortus Grande Cuvée Rouge (750ml)
Producer: Domaine de l'Hortus vignobles-orliac.com
Appellation: Coteaux du Languedoc - Languedoc - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Mourvèdre - Syrah - Grenache
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$24.99
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Tasting Notes:
rated: August 31, 2007 , K&L Wine Merchants klwines.com
"The region of Pic St. Loup lies some 30 kilometers north of Montpellier in the Languedoc region of Southern France. It is so named as it lies between the L'Hortus Mountain and the rock wall of the Pic St. Loup. The land between these two dramatic rock-faces is blessed with a remarkable microclimate that is found in no other part of the Languedoc. One of the legends of the South of France, Jean Orliac came to this area as a young agronomist at the University of Montpellier. His discovery of this old valley with old scrub vines and olive trees inspired him to move to the region and start what became the Domaine de l'Hortus. Over the years, he obtained over 50 hectares in several parcels along the zone. His children and wife have a very large hand in the winery. This red is comprised of 50% mourvedre, 40% syrah and 10% grenache, and it represents one of Orliac's crowning achievements. It was made from very low yields of 25 hl/ha and with a very slow, long fermentation at low temperatures and was aged in new French oak for 15 months."