Ermitage Du Pic St Loup

Legends seem to converge at the Ermitage du Pic St-Loup. The hermitage dates back from the Middle Ages, as the former home of the bishops of Maguelone. The limestone peak or "pic" perched above the vineyards was named for the legendary Saint Thieri Loup, one of three pious, crusading, brothers and suitors to the beautiful Bertrade--after her untimely death, Loup became a hermit. In 1992, the Ravaille brothers (Xavier, Pierre, and Jean-Marc) joined forces to plant a vineyard in what has traditionally been land dominated by sheep farming and cheese production. The Ravaille family has been in the Languedoc for over one thousand years, long enough to have known Saint Loup personally. These brothers have been on a noble quest of their own to create serious wine that expresses the complexity of their terroir. The three fish on the label's emblem therefore not only evoke the story of Saint Loup, but also their fraternal collaboration. Within the first few years, the Ravailles came to the conclusion that introducing biodynamic farming practices would allow them to make the wine they wanted. Though they have been using this methodology since 1999, as of 2012 vintage they are certified organic.

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Ermitage du Pic St Loup Tour de Pierres Rouge 2016
The underrated Pic Saint Loup appellation has all the makings of a great terroir: Mediterranean climate, rocky limestone soils, and cool, high-altitude vineyard sites. It’s no surprise that Kermit has touted the area since his first tastings there, detecting significant possibilities for Syrah and
Item Number: 29568
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Ermitage du Pic St Loup Tour de Pierres Rouge 2015
In 1992, the Ravaille brothers (Xavier, Pierre, and Jean-Marc) joined forces to plant a vineyard in what has traditionally been land dominated by sheep farming and cheese production.These brothers have been on a noble quest of their own to create serious wine that expresses the complexity of their

Ermitage du Pic St Loup Tour de Pierres Rouge 2014
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This Pic Saint Loup is not your average “GSM,” or whatever the hip somms are calling them these days. Maybe it’s the biodynamics: ever since converting several years ago, the three brothers in charge of this estate have achieved a newfound energy and vitality in their wines. While meaty and chewy,

Ermitage du Pic St Loup Tour de Pierres Rouge 2013
The wine leads off with lively fresh dark berry fruits and follows through with notes of game, smoke and black pepper balanced with fine acidity and soft round tannins. An exceptional wine and a great value.

Ermitage du Pic St Loup Tour de Pierres Rouge 2012
" 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre. "Legends seem to converge at the Ermitage du Pic St-Loup. The hermitage dates back from the Middle Ages, as the former home of the bishops of Maguelone. The limestone peak or "pic" perched above the vineyards was named for the legendary Saint Thieri Loup,

Ermitage du Pic St Loup Tour de Pierres Rouge 2011
"The microclimate in Pic St. Loup is also particularly unique in this otherwise dry region. Though the summers are typically very dry, cool nights and winter rainfall allow for long ripening of the grapes and sufficient water supply. The brothers keep their vinification as non-interventionist as

Ermitage du Pic St Loup Tour de Pierres Rouge 2010
BEST VALUE"Minty, herbal, well-balanced and firm; full of classic regional character." ~ Eric Asimov, New York Times