An intense nose full of character. Notes of juniper, mint, liquorice and exotic fruits dominate, followed by light spicy aromas that create a harmonious ensemble. On the palate, the wine is honest and clean, with more concentration than the previous vintage. The tannins are well-integrated, with a perfect balance between the texture, freshness and spicy profile. A wine full of personality which reflects its biodynamic origins.
Pic Saint Loup AOP Coteaux du Languedoc
30% Syrah,20% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre , 10% Carignan, 10% Cinsault - (40 year-old vines)
20 HL / Ha
Clay-limestone, red earth, pebbles, fine gravel
Harvest started on September 10, 2011 with the Syrah, picked at optimum maturity, and ended with the Mourvèdre on October 1, with the grapes taken to the winery in small crates. Vinification is done separately according to each grape variety and soil type before blending the resulting wines. Maceration for the Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache lasts four weeks; for the Carignan it is only three weeks, and for the Cinsault, only 15 days.
Aged with only 2 gr. of SO2 for 24 months in 2000 litre vats, with some of the wine kept in 225 litre barrels for a year. Bottling took place on July 4, 2013. Unfined, unfiltered. 2 gr of SO2 was added at bottling.
Recognition and awards
- Jancis Robinson 2016 Vertical Tasting on the 11th of April 2016 by Tamlyn Currin : 17/20 Read article
- Wine Advocate / R. Parker 87/100 - bright and fresh with pretty strawberry, bery fruit, underbrush and hints of pepper ... Read article
- Guide Bettane & Dessauve 2015 15 / 20 Read article