Wine Of The Week # 25 // Domaine L’Hortus Rosé


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.

This Rosé has a delicate nose, a touch of acidity balanced against fruit, notably lime and melon that carries through to the taste along with strawberries. Well balanced, to the point of being harmonic, this wine is fine example of the Languedoc varietal being produced from 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Mourvêdre grape varieties. 75cl // 13% ABV // £12.99