Loup y es-tu?, 2016

Domaine de L'Hortus

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Winemaster's View

An aromatic, intense and fresh white wine, dominated on the nose by floral notes and hints of white peach. A complex blend of Muscat, Sauvignon and Viognier grapes, this easy drinking, food-friendly white balances ripe stone fruits with an herbal edge, counter-balanced with fresh acidity. Drink this vibrant, thirst-quenching wine when young – great as an aperitif or with fish and poultry dishes. - Andy Howard

About the Wine

The Orliac family were early pioneers who, convinced that Languedoc could give birth to exceptional wines, started to put their ideas into practice in the late 1970's.

Jean and Marie-Thérèse Orliac established themselves in the Valflaunès valley, in the the hinterland of Montpellier, between the Seranne mountain and the Pic Saint-Loup. However it wasn't until Jean and his family replanted all the vineyards that they were able to bottle their own wine in 1990. The vineyards are a patchwork of small parcels over many different soil types (mostly limestone) and expositions. All vines are grown without the use of chemicals.

Loup y es-tu? is a blend of Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier made from grapes not far from Pic Saint Loup but just outside the official boundaries of the appellation. The wine is fermented in temperature controlled tanks and aged in tank for 4 months. The resulting wine is intensely aromatic with floral and tropical fruit flavours and lots of vibrancy which dances on the palate.

Works well with

Great as an aperitif or an accompaniment to grilled white fish such as cod, haddock. Ideal with shellfish – prawns and crab. Also lighter meats such as chicken, guinea fowl and pork.

 

Summary

Name Loup y es-tu?
Producer Jean Orliac, Domaine de L'Hortus
Year 2016
Grapes Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
Region Languedoc
Country France
Colour White
ABV 12.5%
Volume 750ml (Full bottle)

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