Crunchy, pure with a lovely rawness to it. Easy drinking and light bodied, once you start you cannot stop!
Lori Haon is a young, talented winemaker who now farms 24 hectares on the Domaine du Petit Oratoire in Valliguières, not far from Avignon, since 2015.
Basile originally met Lori as he walked into his shop in France to introduce his wines, and we got hooked.
Lori was looking for a small vineyard to get into winemaking. He would be the first in his family to do so. His dad b chance found a 15ha estate on Ebay, which was already organically certified. The offer was at a very good price so he decided to buy it for him, saying he could pay him back later. Lori wasn’t expecting to take over 15ha right at the beginning but was happy rise to the challenge. With the help of Thierry Forestier he achieved really good results with his first vintage and it all went from there.
Lori is organically certified and practices biodynamic principles in the vineyard, he hopes to be certified biodynamic by the 2021 vintage. He acquired a few more plots in 2019, a mix of old and young white & red varietals planted on sandy soils with a limestone subsoil.
He farms the following dizzying array of varieties: Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Terret Noir, Black Picpoul, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Caladoc, Mourvèdre and Pinot Noir for the reds and Clairette rose, Grenache Blancs, Viognier, Bourboulenc, Roussanne and Clairette for the whites.