Pic Saint Loup
Domaine de l'Hortus
60% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre
Vineyards located between the cliffs of the Pic St Loup and the Montagne de Hortus, about 15 km from the Mediterrean Sea.
Various orientations from full south to full north. In general, cooler climate varietals are grown in north-facing (Syrah, Sauvignon Bl) and warmer climate grapes in south-facing (Grenache, Mourvedre).
A fairly high percentage of limestone from the nearby cliffs that have eroded over time.
Lutte raisonee. No chemical additives used in the vineyards, unless there is a threat of losing an entire vintage.
Fermented in temperature controlled tanks with a cuvaison up to one month.
Aged for 9 months in a combination of 65% tank and 35% 2nd passage barrels.
Approximately 6500 cs.
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