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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Languedoc Pic Saint Loup Rosé
30% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 10% Cinsault 10 – 50 years Red Clay, Marly Limestone 4 ha
Languedoc Blanc “Cuvée Sainte Agnès”
50% Roussanne, 30% Clairette, 10% Marsanne, 10% Grenache Blanc 15 – 80 years Clay, Limestone, Dolomite 8 ha
Languedoc Pic Saint Loup Rouge “Tour de Pierres”
50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre 30 – 40 years Red Clay 20 ha
Languedoc Pic Saint Loup Rouge “Cuvée Sainte Agnès”
50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre 40 – 50 years Limestone 10 ha
Languedoc Pic Saint Loup Rouge “Guilhem Gaucelm”
50% Syrah, 50% Grenache 85 years White Clay, Round Stones 2 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

In 2001, the vignerons of Pic Saint Loup pleaded their case to the I.N.A.O., asking for the right to their own A.O.C. As of yet, the request is still pending, however in 2007, Pic Saint Loup was granted its own denomination within the A.O.C. Languedoc (formerly known as A.O.C. Coteaux du Languedoc). Although the front label reads “Pic Saint Loup” the back label specifies that it is a designate of the general Languedoc appellation.


• Natural fermentation for all wines

• Whites are fermented and aged in foudres and demi-muids for 10 months

• Reds are aged in foudres and barriques

• “Tour de Pierres” and “Sainte Agnès” Rouges are aged for 12 months

• “Guilhem Gaucelm” is aged for 36 months

• Wines are bottled unfiltered

General Information

Country
France
Region
Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation(s)
Languedoc, Languedoc Pic Saint Loup
Producer
Xavier, Pierre, and Jean-Marc Ravaille
Founded
1992
Annual Production
8,300 cases
Farming
Biodynamic, Organic
Website
http://www.ermitagepic.fr

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