2009 Bergerie de l'Hortus Langeudoc Pic Saint Loup

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The region of Pic St. Loup lies some 30 kilometers north of Montpellier in the Languedoc region of Southern France. It is so named as it lies between the L'Hortus Mountain and the rock wall of the Pic St. Loup. The land between these two dramatic rock-faces is blessed with a remarkable microclimate that is found in no other part of the Languedoc. One of the legends of the South of France, Jean Orliac came to this area in the early 1970s as a young agronomist at the University of Montpellier. His discovery of this old valley with old scrub vines and olive trees inspired him to move to the region and start what became the Domaine de l'Hortus. Over the years, he obtained over 50 hectares in several parcels along the zone. Today, Orliacs' children and wife also have a very large hand in the winery. The 2009 Bergerie rouge, which is largely sourced from choice vineyards throughout the appellation, is comprised of 60% syrah, 30% grenache and 10% mouvedre. Fresh and bright, with nuances of blackcurrant, violets and wild fennel, it makes the perfect red to enjoy with just about any type of mediterranean inspirderd fare. 13.5% abv.


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By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/7/2012 | Send Email
A wonderful bright medium bodied wine that is drinking very good now. It has pretty inviting aromas and nice juicy flavors with a hint of spice. The Bergerie de L'Horturs will go well with lamb, pork or chicken, and many vegatarian dishes. This wine tasted well in a staff tasting that included wines that were much more expensive.

By: Jim Barr | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/30/2012 | Send Email
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Most of us think of the picpoul as a wonderful white from this area when it is mentioned. But there are delightful reds that also come from here. Produced from Syrah (60%), Grenache (30%) and the balance being Mourvedre, this brightly colored southern French red is vibrant and open on the nose, with cassis and floral notes, and undertones of herbs, that carry over to a wonderfully balanced wine in the mouth. This Gem will also be one of our house reds for the month according to Rusty.
Drink from 2012 to 2016

By: Mike Barber | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/19/2012 | Send Email
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Even though it is syrah based, this wine is bright and elegant, with racy fruit flavors and a peppery finish of long lasting acidity. This is a very nuanced wine for just $14!
Top Value! Drink from 2012 to 2015

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Languedoc-Roussillon

Alcohol Content (%): 13.5