根據香港法律,不得在業務過程中,向未成年人售賣或供應令人醺醉的酒類。
Under the law of Hong Kong, intoxicating liquor must not be sold or supplied to a minor in the course of business.

Domaine de l'Hortus Grande Cuvee Red 2012 (RP:92) / 2013 (RP:91-93) / 2016 (RP:92) / 2017

FRR00696

Title

這款葡萄酒來自Hortus最佳葡萄園用老葡萄釀製而成。

這是來自Pic St Loup terroir一支很出色的酒,Grande Cuvée系列的紅酒和白酒,都有它們深種於那片土地的根基,因為水源供應最可靠,土地也能享受當地最好的天候,加上土地排水能力高,深度充足,可以防止葡萄樹在夏季乾涸。在此環境下生長的葡萄樹,質素統一,在單寧、酸度和香氣之間擁有優質平衡。面對這些葡萄,也要投入更集中人力物力於葡萄的浸漬,和花更長時間於陳年中。
 
產區保護條例:
南法 AOC Coteaux du Languedoc

產地:
法國

種類:
紅葡萄酒

風土:
於中腰斜坡生長,源自白堊紀時期的棕色石灰岩土壤。斜坡角度由10%-30%不等,海拔為150至300米。

葡萄品種:
60% Syrah, 35% Mourvèdre, 5% Grenache.

收成:
每公頃約4,000至7,150棵樹生產25-30 hl / Ha

釀造:
葡萄在除枝後再壓搾。於大缸內發酵25-30日

陳年:
在初期調製前已在大缸陳年6個月,再於225及400L的木桶內陳年12個月,木桶會是全新,或者是經過一或兩次使用

品酒筆記:
極深紅色,香料和黑果香氣,並帶樹林和黑胡椒。典型的黑果味道,略帶胡椒。優雅收結。

This wine is exclusively crafted with old vines coming from the best parcels of Hortus vineyard.

The domaine is a family estate lying in a valley between two facing limestone cliffs, the Pic Saint Loup and the Montagne de L'Hortus. The word hortus is latin for "garden", a reference to the many gardens the Romans found, to their surprise, when they arrived in the area. Long before then, this valley and the many natural caves embedded in the surroundings, protective mountains are thought to have been one of the areas where Neanderthals found refuge.
 
Wines from the great terroir of Pic St Loup. The ‘Grande Cuvée’ wines, red and white, have their roots in the property’s loveliest land, where water supply is the most reliable. The land parcels benefit from the best weather conditions and the soils both drain well and are sufficiently deep to ensure water reserves protect the vines from summer drought. This results in homogenous maturity with the grapes developing an excellent balance between the quality of the tannins, acidity and aromas. These qualities mean more concentrated work with the grapes (long maceration) and the wine (long maturing in casks).

配餐小貼士:

過往時時聽說白酒配白肉海鮮,但其實很多人忽略了一些南法的紅酒其實是當地人配搭海鮮的首選,皆因香草充足,果香豐足,雖然紅酒有單寧,但只要搭配得宜,不但無傷大雅,紅酒輕量的單寧也可提鮮,深受南法人喜愛。L'Hortus Grand Cuvee 香草香料豐富,果味濃厚,可大膽嘗試地配法式海鮮湯Bouillabaisse。因為海鮮湯非常濃郁,兩者濃度可互相平衡,而提升鮮味。

Appellation:
AOC Coteaux du Languedoc, Southern France

Country of Origin:
France

Type:
Red/Rouge (Still)

Terroir:
Land parcels on mid-slope. Brown soil formed from limestone scree dating from the Cretaceous period. Hill slopes varying from 10 to 30% at altitudes from 150 – 300 metres.

Grape Varieties:
60% Syrah, 35% Mourvèdre, 5% Grenache.

Yields:
25 – 30hl/ha for land parcels with a density of between 4000 and 7150 plants per hectare.

Vinification:
Grapes are de-stemmed and crushed. 25-30 days in vats.

Maturing:

6 months in vats before initial blending then 12 months in 225 and 400 litre oak casks. These can be new, or of 1 or 2 wines.

Tasting Notes:
Very deep, inky red colour. Spicy, dark fruit, and forest floor with hints of peppery aromas. Typical dark fruit flavours with peppery. Elegant finish.

Domaine L'Hortus is known for soft, dense red with waves of wild resinous herbs (garigue) and the scent of woodlands floating through them. At their best, they are dark reds with a delicious savoriness reminiscent of meat juice. This wine comes into your mouth with a big arc of flavor and finishes with a spicy/minerally bang.