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2014 Pic Saint Loup Rouge “Mourvèdre”

Château La Roque

2014 Pic Saint Loup Rouge “Mourvèdre” Château La Roque  - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
There’s nothing quite like old-vine Mourvèdre grown in rugged, rocky limestone to illustrate the notoriously rich, colorful spirit of southern France. At the same time delightfully rustic and generous in its profound concentration of fruit, this Pic Saint Loup belts out a southern tune as soulful as the local “singing” accent. You’ll want to fire up the grill, snip some rosemary branches (the ones in our back parking lot fit the bill), and prepare a nice hunk of beast before you put away the pastis and sink your teeth into this deep, burly, blackberry-scented darkness of a wine. Mourvèdre of this breed is no stranger to aging, so put a few more bottles aside and see what happens.

Anthony Lynch

Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 70% Mourvèdre, 20% Syrah, 10% Grenache
Appellation: Languedoc Pic Saint Loup
Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Producer: Château La Roque
Winemaker: Jacques Figuette
Vineyard: 50 - 60 years, 18 ha
Soil: Scree slopes, Clay, Limestone
Aging: Aged in demi-muids (2,3,4, and 5 years old) for 18 months, aged in bottle for 6 months
Farming: Organic (certified)

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About Languedoc-Roussillon

Ask wine drinkers around the world, and the word “Languedoc” is sure to elicit mixed reactions. On the one hand, the region is still strongly tied to its past as a producer of cheap, insipid bulk wine in the eyes of many consumers. On the other hand, it is the source of countless great values providing affordable everyday pleasure, with an increasing number of higher-end wines capable of rivaling the best from other parts of France.

While there’s no denying the Languedoc’s checkered history, the last two decades have seen a noticeable shift to fine wine, with an emphasis on terroir. Ambitious growers have sought out vineyard sites with poor, well draining soils in hilly zones, curbed back on irrigation and the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, and looked to balance traditional production methods with technological advancements to craft wines with elegance, balance, and a clear sense of place. Today, the overall quality and variety of wines being made in the Languedoc is as high as ever.

Shaped like a crescent hugging the Mediterranean coast, the region boasts an enormous variety of soil types and microclimates depending on elevation, exposition, and relative distance from the coastline and the cooler foothills farther inland. While the warm Mediterranean climate is conducive to the production of reds, there are world-class whites and rosés to be found as well, along with stunning dessert wines revered by connoisseurs for centuries.

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I want you to realize once and for all: Even the winemaker does not know what aging is going to do to a new vintage; Robert Parker does not know; I do not know. We all make educated (hopefully) guesses about what the future will bring, but guesses they are. And one of the pleasures of a wine cellar is the opportunity it provides for you to witness the evolution of your various selections. Living wines have ups and downs just as people do, periods of glory and dog days, too. If wine did not remind me of real life, I would not care about it so much.

Inspiring Thirst, page 171

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