Jean Orliac is one of the top producers in Pic Saint Loup and his wines are to be found in many of the top French res...Read more...
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Jean Orliac is one of the top producers in Pic Saint Loup and his wines are to be found in many of the top French restaurants. Domaine de l'Hortus is one of the standard bearers AOC Pic St Loup. In 1979 Jean and Marie-Thérèse Orliac planted some abandoned land at the foot of two dramatic cliffs, the Pic St Loup and the Montagne de l'Hortus. They also built a distinctive winery, constructed mostly of wood. In total, they now have 55 hectares of vines, split over two sites, with 43 ha red grapes and 12 ha white. The main vineyard area is near the winery, where Mourvèdre grows on the hot scree slope under the Montagne de l'Hortus, whereas Grenache and Syrah are grown on a northeast-facing slope under the Pic St Loup, with a cooler microclimate. The high proportion of Syrah in the reds makes them beautifully eloquent wines & the use of seasoned new oak is most intelligent. The whites are Roussanne/ Viognier/ Sauvignon/Chardonnay and Chardonnay/Viognier/Roussanne for the Classique and the Grande Cuvée respectively, the latter being a synthesis of the best of Rhone & the best of Burgundy. 'One sip transports you from Condrieu to Meursault'.
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