petit Oratoire, Jajatoes
White and yellow fruits with something spicy in between. Zippy and textural with a cleanness to the finish, this is a seriously fresh summery white!
Grapes: Grenache, Clairette & Viogner
Place: Gard, Southern Rhône, France
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.
Lori was looking for a small vineyard to get into winemaking. He would be the first in his family to do so. His dad by 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.