Domaine de l'Hortus Grande Cuvée 2016
Ref : 479734
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 37.27 € / liter
3 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level 2026
- Service temperature 16°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Soft cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Fragrances of spices and undergrowth emanate from this dark limpid and shiny wine. The attack is plump and intense. The length reveal notes of black fruits. Touches of mocha are felt mid-palate. The finish is long and the tannins are smooth.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
Vines are pruned according to the environment in which they evolve. Mediterranean vineyards tend for example to use a goblet training system in order to let the leaves protect the grapes from the sun. The simple guyot training system is implemented in the Burgundy wine region while the Bordeaux winegrowers favor a double guyot training system. Last, the Cordon de Royat training system aims at spreading the cordons horizontally along the wires in order to let the tractors and other mechanical tools go through the vineyard.
Domain and appellation
Domaine de l'Hortus
Located at Valfaunès at the foot of the mountains of the Hortus and Pic Saint Loup, the vineyards of the family Orliac extend over 60 hectares in the heart of the Languedocien scrubland. The Orliac family very quickly saw the potential of the vineyards of the Languedoc Rousillon for the development of fine wines.
- Terroir: The grapes come from plots based on brown soils formed on limestone scree of Cretaceous shards. Slopes of 10 to 30% and altitudes of 150 to 300 meters.
- Viticulture: The environmentally friendly viticultural practices designed to preserve the terroir. The vines are pruned cup or double Spurred cordon.
- Vinification: A vatting period of 25 to 30 days before a flock of six months in vats precedes a pre-assembly which will then age 12 months in barrels (new barrels of wine and two wines).
Grapes Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre
- Syrah : 60%
- Grenache : 5%
- Mourvèdre : 35%