AOC Pic Saint Loup – White wine
This vintage is made from a blend of 80% Roussane and 20% Marsanne and is straw – coloured with shades of gold.On the nose it is very delicate with mineral overtones from the vineyards between Valflaunès and Lauret, where later ripening and strong minerality contribute subtlety and freshness. The aromas of ripe fruit from grapes grown in within the estate combine with a certain hoppiness and the well-integrated and delicate toasted notes provided by ageing in demi-muid barrels. On the palate the immediate roundness is perfectly supported by freshness and mineral notes. The fruit flavours include Mirabelle plums and white peaches, with fine vanilla overtones and wonderful hints of ripe tannins, providing volume and length while sharpening the appetite. The resulting harmonies have a superb length on the palate, extended by the wine’s natural freshness. Drink at 1-7 years old. Its balance of maturity, freshness and volume mean this wine can be served with distinctively-flavoured dishes.
When enjoyed young at around 10-11°C, it is the ideal accompaniment for : Spelt risotto with girolle mushrooms, Fillet of seabass with buttered cabbage Cod steak on a bed of leeks. After a few years’ bottle age it can be served at 12-13°C with : Pan-fried foie gras with pain d’épices, Roasted veal chop, sweated fennel, French toast with acacia honey.
- Grape varieties : 80 % Roussane, 20 % Marsanne
- Terroir du Pic Saint Loup. Soil : Clay-limestone soil and stony red clay.
For 80%, 10 months heat-regulated on fine lees
For 20 %, 10 months in demi-muid barrels