2016 Loup y-es tu Blanc, Domaine de l'Hortus, Languedoc, France
A fabulous blend of Muscat, Chardonnay and Viognier with lashings of ripe stone fruit, weight and complexity evened out by its crisp and bright acidity. Delicious! 12.5% ABV.
Domaine de l’Hortus is owned by the Orliac family, headed up by Jean and Martin, one of the first people to realise the potential of this area. Jean first rented vines in 1978 and planted his own vines between the two peaks of the region, the Pic St Loup and the Montagne de l’Hortus. In total, they now have 55 hectares of vines, split over two sites. The main vineyard area is near the winery with a cooler microclimate. The second vineyard area is situated at Clos St Jean.