2015HortusRose2015 Bergerie de l’Hortus, Rosé, Coteaux du Languedoc, France.
Made from Mourvedre, Grenache and Syrah the 2015 Bergerie de L’Hortus pink is a lovely summer sipper and is bursting with lively layers and juicy flavors of Pic St. Loup, and while this wine is usually an easy go to this vintage is one of the better to date. Pretty and vibrant with a steely nose and tangy citrus crispness this l’Horus from Yves Orliac shows nice vitality and refreshment with light cherry, strawberry and watermelon along with wet limestone, minty herbs, grapefruit and rosewater. This vintage has a more structured feel and is more like a baby Bandol rather than a more fruity Tavel or Cotes du Rhone Rosé, and it compares well with Chateau de Lascaux, making for a very savvy Rosé to enjoy over the next 6 months to a year. Don’t forget to try the latest from Domaine de l’Hortus, especially the Grand Cuvee Pic St. Loup Rouge, a really expressive and impressive example of terroir and artisan winemaking.
($16 Est.) 90 Points, grapelive

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