Pic St. Loup "L'Olivette," Clos Marie
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Pic St. Loup "L'Olivette," Clos Marie - 2020

Item # 25979 750mL

Vibrant, freshly crushed dark berries with minerals. Complex and clearly a wine with aging potential. Enjoy with grilled meats or sautéed chicken livers with onions and dried figs. Based on Syrah and Mourvèdre that are grown on steep clay and chalk terraces. No new wood is used in the aging process allowing for the fruit to stand out so prominently.

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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

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Pic Saint Loup is an important wine region in Languedoc. This appellation takes his name from the beautiful, rocky mountain at the center of the region. Not so far from the Mediterranean sea, the vineyards in Pic Saint Loup benefit from it: warm days and cool nights are a great wine growing environment. This wine is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. It 's a versatile wine with flavors of blackcurrant, raspberry and violets, followed by gentle spices. Peppery notes and minerality create an enjoyable long finish. An earthy wine that I enjoyed with lamb. Try it!




The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both characterized by significant percentages of Grenache, while in Tavel and Lirac the grape is used to make...

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Known as Mataro in California and Monastrell in Spain, Mourvèdre can produce bold, tannic, highly alcoholic red wines. They usually show no shortage of fruit as well, and the best examples keep it all in perfect balance. Rhône-style blends are cropping up all over the world, and one of the classic tried-and-true combinations is "GSM," or Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre. The "M" contributes focus and fleshy character to blends - but Mourvèdre also shines on its own as a varietal wine.


We'd like to clear this up once and for all: the Shiraz grape is genetically identical to Syrah. Australian winemakers put "Shiraz" on the map (and, many would argue, vice versa), and the term is now used throughout much of the New World. Let it never be said, however, that Shiraz and Syrah are the same thing: the region in which the grape is grown determines much about the flavor of the wine it will produce. Typically, New World Shiraz yields bigger, fruitier wines than the the peppery Syrahs...

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