Compared to the 2011 vintage, the 2012 has a more subtle nose. Opens with notes of eucalpytus and mint, evolving into pink grapefruit and spice, with a light touch of citrus-like bitterness; the tannins are present but well-integrated. An harmonious, balanced wine with elegance, freshness and good length, whose delicate character bears witness to its biodynamic origins.
Pic Saint Loup AOP Coteaux du Languedoc
40% Syrah, 20% Grenache Noir, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Cinsault, 10% Carignan.
40 year-old vines farmed according to biodynamic principles.
28 HL / Ha
Harvest took place between September 10, 2012 and October 25, 2012, with grapes taken to the winery in small crates. Fermentation at 25°C with punch down. Each plot and grape variety is vinified and aged separately before the final blending.
24 months in a 2000-litre oak vat, with some of the wine put into barrel for a year. Unfiltered. Light use of sulphur at bottling to prevent oxidation.