Wine Of The Week # 23 // Jean Orlliac Le Loup Y’Es Tu?

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Domaine L’Hortus, the Latin word for garden is appropriately located in the Southwest region of Languedoc, situated between two limestone cliff, overgrown vines and ancient olive trees. In total, they now have 55 hectares of vines, split over two sites.The main vineyard area is near the winery, where Mourvedre grows on the hot scree slope under the Montagne de l’Hortus, the second vineyard area is situated some 25 km away, at Clos St Jean.

Produced from mainly Muscadet grapes the bring depth and body, with Chardonnay, Viognier that provide a supple freshness, this is a delightful wine and in our view one of the best that came out of 2013. Vibrant and aromatic on the nose, with floral notes and hints of peach, which coupled with apricots is plainly on the palette. 75cl // 13.5% ABV // £9.99