L’Hortus de Bergerie Pic Saint Loup 2012

Coteaux du Languedoc in the south of France is a varied and large appellation, and Pic Saint Loup is one of the more successful crus in it. ¬†I see more wine from this region on retail shelves in France, than Australia where blends of syrah, mourv√®dre and grenache such as this wine stray firmly ontoContinue reading “L’Hortus de Bergerie Pic Saint Loup 2012”

A weekly wrap; 16 March 2014

It’s not every week that I can look through a number of subregions in the Languedoc-Roussillon, some stellar old white Burgundies from Chassagne-Montrachet dating from the 1980s and early 1990s, some old Bordeaux from 1986 and 1989, and one of the best vintages of Mount Mary’s cabernet that I’ve tasted. ¬†Being routinely time poor, itContinue reading “A weekly wrap; 16 March 2014”

Calmel & Joseph Le Pic Pic Saint Loup 2010

Pic Saint Loup is a successful sub region of the Coteaux du Languedoc in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the south of France. ¬†Yields are generally low, and drought common. ¬†This wine, a blend of syrah (40%), grenache (30%), mourv√®dre and carignan is quite a good one. ¬†It has highly expressive aromatics of spice, pepper, freshContinue reading “Calmel & Joseph Le Pic Pic Saint Loup 2010”