Coteaux du Languedoc, France
Bergerie de l'Hortus Rosé is a beautiful dry rosé of Syrah and Grenache from the Languedoc of southern France. Domaine de l'Hortus is located in a choice cooler section of the appellation of Pic St Loup. The vineyards at Hortus lie in a valley between two limestone cliffs, Pic St Loup itself and the Montagne de Hortus. Until recently, Domaine de l'Hortus was the only producer in this valley, though recently, a few other producers have purchased vineyard land seeing the enormous potential of this terroir. This area is unique in that it is influenced climactically by both the Mediterranean Sea (only 15 km away to the south) and also by the Cevennes Mountain range to the north. The winery was officially started in 1978 when Jean Orliac, then a professor of Agriculture at the University of Montpelier, purchased some vineyard land in and around these cliffs. It remains a family operation today.
Bergerie de l'Hortus Rosé is salmon pink in color, grown on foothills sandwiched between dramatic limestone cliffs. It is elegant and vibrant with aromas of dried violets, nuanced flavors of crushed berries and a crisp acidity that keeps you coming back for more.
Enjoy Bergerie de l'Hortus Rosé now and over the next 2-3 years as the perfect patio aperitif wine. It matches up beautifully with salade Nicoise, roast chicken, grilled shrimp and mild cheeses.