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, mourvèdre and grenache such as this wine stray firmly onto […]

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, it […]

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%), mourvèdre and carignan is quite a good one.  It has highly expressive aromatics of spice, pepper, fresh […]