Domaine Horgelus: What's The Story?
Situated on the sunny hillsides of Gascony, in the Sud Ouest wine region, renowned for centuries thanks to its Armagnac, now reveals itself as a promising French Appellation due to the increasing quality of its local wines.
The Cotes De Gascogne appellation is located in the department of Gers. Made up of over 15,000 hectares, this AOC was officially recognised in 1982. The climate often includes stormy summers and mild winters. The main grapes used in this appellation include Courbu, Gros Manseng, Colombard, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Domaine Horgelus was created in 1978 by Joseph Le Menn. Breton by origin, he was attracted by the charm of the South West, its gastronomy and its art of living. The Domaine is run now by Yoan Le Menn, his son. Yoan is from the young generation of oenologues who knows perfectly how to combine modernity and experience.
"The biggest task is concerned with the preservation of the aroma by limiting, to the maximum, all forms of oxidation of the “must” and the wines. For this reason the grapes are harvested early in the morning – from 3am to 11 am – in order to take advantage of the coolness. On the other hand the carbon dioxide from the alcoholic fermentation is recuperated to protect the newly pressed juice."
Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Horgelus Colombard-Sauvignon 2021
Tasting Notes This exquisite marriage of colombard and sauvignon reveals citrus and floral aromas, very refreshing and full of flavours. This wine is perfect as an aperitif and with all fish and seafood dishes. Wine Info Region Sud Ouest Appellation...
Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Horgelus Sauvignon & Gros Manseng 2020
Tasting Notes The duo of Sauvignon and Gros-Manseng will seduce you with its intense notes of exotic and citrus fruits, with a streak of minerality and freshness. Wine Info Region Sud Ouest Appellation Côtes de Gascogne Style White Producer Domaine...
Pays d'Oc: Domaine Villepeyroux Forest Marselan 2017
Tasting Notes Its intense and deep purple robe presents a mix of powerful red and stewed fruit aromas. The concentrated and sophisticated lingering flavour is a great balance between acidity, intensity and tannin. A limited production of only 13,355 bottles. Wine...
Cité de Carcassonne: Les Hauts de Lalande Red 2020
Tasting Notes A carefully blended mixture of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot, giving a beautiful, rich elegant and smooth wine with a lot of fruit. Wine Info Region Languedoc-Roussillon Appellation Cité de Carcassonne Style Red, Oaked Producer Domaine...
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Minervois: Domaine Pierre Cros Tradition Red 2019
Tasting Notes A most popular wine from the Minervois region of Languedoc. Good texture and balance with a spicy finish, with a complex nose of black fruits and many spices. Wine Info Region Languedoc-Roussillon Appellation Minervois Style Red Producer Domaine...
£78.00 from £13.00
Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Horgelus Rosé 2021
Tasting Notes Born from the marriage of Merlot, Tannat and Cabernet, this wine reveals an intense and complex bouquet composed of wild strawberries, citrus fruits and fresh blackcurrants. Wine Info Region Sud Ouest Appellation Côtes de Gascogne Style Rosé Producer...
Minervois: Domaine Sicard 6/4 Red 2019
Tasting Notes Majority of Grenache, a true 'raspberry' wine and taste on the palate. Wine Info Region Languedoc-Roussillon Appellation Minervois Style Red Producer Domaine Sicard Grapes 80% Grenache Noir, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre Pairing Beef Keeping Drink within 5 years of...
£72.00 from £12.00
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence: Chateau de Rousset Les Bambines 2020
Tasting Notes Under a robe of lychee, this ripe rose releases elegantly intense notes of melon and cassis, before moving towards Muscat scents. Good density on the palate is set by a youthful vivacity and a pleasant fruitiness. Wine Info Region Provence Appellation...
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