Domaine de l'Hortus 2016 Bergerie Rose, Coteaux du Languedoc AOC

Domaine de l'Hortus 2016 Bergerie Rose, Coteaux du Languedoc AOC

Item Number: 10138

UPC: 3-760016290051

Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Sub Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation/AVA: Coteaux du Languedoc AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): Grenache / Syrah
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Elevation: 150-200 meters

Vineyard Notes: The grapes for the Bergerie Rosé are grown in parcels low in the foothills where the plants are less exposed to the elements than those that grow on the higher slopes. The vines grow in shallow scree (rock fragments) with limestone elements closer to the source rock and are, therefore, more sensitive to drought. The brown soil was formed during the Cretaceous Period. The hill slopes vary between 10 degrees and 30 degrees at an altitude between 150-200 meters. The domaine employs lutte raisonnée where no chemical additives are used in the vineyards, unless there is a threat of losing an entire vintage.

Winemaking Notes: Fermentation lasts between 3 to 4 weeks followed by 4 months aging in steel vats. Wine is bottled towards the end of winter.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 88 (8/1/2017)

    Aromas and flavors of dried red fruits, orange zest and white pepper take on a subtle herbal note as the wine opens up. Chewy and sharply focused, offering good energy; a touch of bitter cherry lingers on the taut, nervy finish. This wine has the oomph to work with full-flavored food but it's nervy enough to drink by itself.