ORTOLA – EN

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" Ortola, pioneers of Biodynamics and true Artisans of wine. "

The Ortola vineyards are located near Narbonne, on a plateau overlooking the Bages lagoon near the Mediterranean Sea.

The vines, planted in a sand clay-limestone and rolled pebbles, are protected from the marine winds by the La Clape mountain. The Ortola family wines are crafted by hand, in a traditional manner.

Today, Suzanne, Hélène, Nelson and Georges find themselves in charge of some superb vineyards which, thanks to the biodynamic approach taken, are in a very healthy condition. Constantly seeking harmony between earth, vine, flora, fauna and the cycles of nature, the Ortolas produce elegant wine with real personality.

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The Ortola vineyards are located near Narbonne, on a plateau overlooking the Bages lagoon near the Mediterranean Sea.

The vines, planted in a sandstone, clay-limestone and rolled pebbles, are protected from the marine winds by the La Clape mountain. The Ortola family wines are crafted by hand, in a traditional manner.

Today, Suzanne, Hélène, Nelson and Georges find themselves in charge of some superb vineyards which, thanks to the biodynamic approach taken, are in a very healthy condition. Constantly seeking harmony between earth, vine, flora, fauna and the cycles of nature, the Ortolas produce elegant wine with real personality.

“Due to our belief in the importance of protecting the environment and biodiversity, and in the need for a living soil in order to produce great wines, we had all the domaines organically certified by ECOCERT from 2008 and then biodynamically certified by DEMETER.

In order to produce fine wines, we create grass cover in the vineyards using legumes, cereals and pollen or nectar-producing plants to feed our bees. We also make use of biodynamic preparations and care for the plants using other plants.

This allows us to produce fine grapes, picked at perfect maturity, and to carry out a careful vinification with no sulphites added during the entire winemaking process.”

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“Due to our belief in the importance of protecting the environment and biodiversity, and in the need for a living soil in order to produce great wines, we had all the domaines organically certified by ECOCERT from 2008 and then biodynamically certified by DEMETER.

In order to produce fine wines, we create grass cover in the vineyards using legumes, cereals and pollen or nectar-producing plants to feed our bees. We also make use of biodynamic preparations and care for the plants using other plants.

This allows us to produce fine grapes, picked at perfect maturity, and to carry out a careful vinification with no sulphites added during the entire winemaking process.”

"The Ortola family is totally committed to protecting the environment and manages its vineyards according to biodynamic principles (respect of lunar cycles in particular), treating the soil naturally which encourages biodiversity."

"The Ortola family is totally committed to protecting the environment and manages its vineyards according to biodynamic principles (respect of lunar cycles in particular), treating the soil naturally which encourages biodiversity."

OUR WINES

THE SIGNATURES

Produced organically, from the pruning to the harvest, La Main de l’Homme (Grenache & Mourvèdre) and l’Or (white and rosé), are three high-quality wines crafted entirely by hand.

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LA MAIN DE L’HOMME

 AOP Languedoc

 

Grape varieties : Grenache Noir, Mourvedre

Aromas : Voluptuous fruit, succulent touch of pepper. Long-lingering freshness on the palate.

Vinification : Native yeasts, no SO2 added before the end of the malolactic fermentation, in concrete tank.

Ageing : 12 month blend in new Radoux barrels and concrete tank. 

 
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OR WHITE

 AOP Languedoc

 

Grape varieties : Vermentino

Aromas : Full and delicate, minerality and persistence on the palate, delicious

Vinification : native yeasts, no SO2 added before the end of the alcoholic fermentation, which is carried out in concrete tanks

Ageing : 3 months in barrels and concrete tanks

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OR ROSÉ

 AOP Languedoc

 

Grape varieties : Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah

Aromas : This wine, with a beautiful pink colour, will seduce you with its bright nose of citrus and flowers. And what about its tasty mouth : subtle vanilla notes complete the tasting.

NO SULFITES

No Sulfites added of Domaine Ortola is the result of a work conducted for many years now.
This exceptional wine was obtained by the vinification of grapes which have the capacity to protect themself against the oxidation and the organoleptic deviation.

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DOMAINE ORTOLA RED

 AOP Languedoc

 

Vinification : The grapes are macerated in concrete tanks for 3 weeks and fermented at 25 ° C

Aromas : Freshness palate, round and very fruity. Incomparable digestibility. Perfect with grilled meat and cheese

 

DOMAINE ORTOLA – NAUTICA

“Biodynamic wines, a cuvée steeped in history with, at the origin, a terroir planted by the Romans over 2,000 years ago.”

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NAUTICA ROSÉ

 AOP Languedoc

 

Grape varieties : Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah

Aromas : Its strong colour is evidence of an exceptional amount of sunshine. The nose confirms this impression, releasing aromas of red fruit and white flowers

Palate : powerful, smooth and irresistible on the palate with great presence

Food pairings : Can be enjoyed as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to white meats

 
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NAUTICA WHITE

 AOP Languedoc

 

Grape varieties : Vermentino, Grenache Blanc and Viognier

Aromas : This wine has a clear, glimmering pale yellow hue and reveals a lovely aromatic palette of white-fleshed fruit, vineyard peaches and apricots

Palate : Broad and fresh on the palate, with nicely balanced fat and discreet oak and a touch of toasted hazelnut on the finish

Food pairings : Perfect with white cod in white butter sauce, with asparagus flan, or oysters

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NAUTICA RED

 AOP Languedoc Quatourze

 

Grape varieties : Mourvèdre, Syrah and Grenache

Aromas : This wine has a lovely garnet hue of nice density. An expressive nose combines notes of red fruit and spice

Palate : Supple and silky on entry with a nice evolution on the palate. A harmonious ensemble combining finesse and elegance with vanilla notes on the finish

Food pairings : Perfect with a honey-roasted duck or beef carpaccio

 

DOMAINE ORTOLA

Domaine Ortola (Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre) is a lovely southern blend that nevertheless remains approachable.

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DOMAINE ORTOLA RED

 AOP Languedoc

 

Grape varieties : Mourvèdre, Carignan, Grenache and Syrah

Aromas : Wine with an intense colour and expressive nose

Palate : Full and generous on the palate

Food pairings : Will pair perfectly with a leg of lamb or game

 
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DOMAINE ORTOLA WHITE

 AOP Languedoc

 

Grape varieties : Vermentino and Viognier

Aromas : Elegant aromas of white fruit

Palate : This wine reveals a silky, well-balanced finish

Food pairings : Enjoy as an aperitif or as a perfect match for fish and shellfish

 
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DOMAINE ORTOLA ROSÉ

 AOP Languedoc

 

Grapes varieties : Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah

Aromas : Its strong colour is evidence of to an exceptional amount of sunshine. The nose confirms this impression with aromas of raspberries, candied fruit and fine floral fragrances.

Palate : Clean and crisp on entry to the palate, with the same raspberry aromas as those perceived on the nose. You will find its smoothness irresistible, everything about it is fine and smooth with great presence.

Food pairings : Perfect with fillets of red mullet, Marengo chicken or summer salads.