Villa Noria ‘Hortevieille’ Picpoul de Pinet 2022



Hortevieille is an organic single vineyard in the Villa Noria estate, on the slopes of Picpoul de Pinet in the Languedoc region of southern France. With views of the Mediterranean sea, the micro-climate is helped both by the altitude and the maritime influence, ensuring slow ripening of this delicate varietal. Grapes are picked at night and fermented in cool stainless tanks, with extended time on the lees after fermentation to fill out the texture and flavour profile.

Pale gold in colour with some green highlights, the nose has prominent citrus and floral notes, lemon peel and orange blossom. Deliciously fresh on the palate, tart citrus balanced by a fine minerality and slightly saline, bone dry finish.

Serve up with anything fishy but particularly mouth-dribbling with calamari or freshly shucked oysters.

  • Crisp, fresh, citrussy
  • 750ml
  • 13% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
  • Drink by 2025

Producer: Villa Noria

Founded in 2010, Villa Noria is only a young slip of a thing but as wholesomely ethical, energetic, enthusiastic and innovative as any producer we've come across. It's the vision realised of Cédric Arnaud and Fabien Gross, both acquiring their interest in winemaking from their grandparents and coming together with different but complementing skill-sets, to establish the winery and five areas of vineyards with distinctive and differing terroirs..

Every vineyard is under organic cultivation and adheres to France's high environmental value (HVE) standards, planting disease resistant varieties, promoting biodiversity, protecting water resources and conserving the landscape. The vines, nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the foothills of the Larzac plateau give elegant wines from the noble grape varieties including Picpoul, Sauvignon Blanc, Clairette, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay. There's experimentation with natural winemaking and orange wines, and innovation with developing non-alcoholic grape-based drinks that you'd actually choose to drink. We can't wait to see what comes next.

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