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2017 Languedoc Pic Saint Loup Rosé

Ermitage du Pic Saint Loup

2017 Languedoc Pic Saint Loup Rosé Ermitage du Pic Saint Loup - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

They say good things come in threes. How about: Three brothers: Pierre, Xavier, Jean-Marc. Three nouns: Pic, Saint, Loup. Three soils: clay, marl, limestone. Three grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre (plus a little Cinsault). Three flavors: strawberry, raspberry, citrus. Three adjectives: alluring, mellow, tangy. Three fish on the family crest (they are loups or sea bass, a tribute to the mountain of Pic Saint Loup and to the three brothers). Three gauges of quality: biodynamic, organic, certified. Three occasions: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Three bottles: definitely not enough.

Emily Spillmann

Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 30% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 10% Cinsault
Appellation: Languedoc Pic Saint Loup
Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Producer: Ermitage du Pic Saint Loup
Winemaker: Xavier, Pierre, and Jean-Marc Ravaille
Vineyard: 10 – 50 years, 4 ha
Soil: Red Clay, Marly Limestone
Farming: Biodynamic (practicing)
Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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