For some of the finest Languedoc reds, head for Pic Saint Loup and this award winning domaine. Not far from the Med but close to the Cévennes, its wines are rich, deep and ageworthy. From Jean-Christophe Granier’s single vineyard – a masterpiece.
"Blackberries, sloe, black plum skin and maple syrup. Tannins fine grained but firm"
Wine Enthusiast Review for 2012 vintage
An award winning, single vineyard red from Jean-Christophe Granier – a winemaker with a passion to make the very best. His wines have already won top awards and been named among the Top 100 wines of the Languedoc. Growing vines ran in the family, but Jean-Christophe chose a different path, becoming head of advertising at Revue du Vin de France. It was there he rediscovered his passion for wine. He studied viticulture and oenology, bought land and planted 8 hectares in the northerly part of the Coteaux du Languedoc and 2 hectares in Pic Saint Loup, near the Cévennes. The cool climate promotes elegance and depth in the wines and grippy tannins for ageing. With yields as low as 20 hectolitres per hectare, concentration is superb. Decant early.
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Laithwaite's began in 1969, when geography student Tony Laithwaite took a job washing bottles in Bordeaux ...
and fell in love with wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share their delicious wines with
friends and neighbours at home, things went so well that hundreds of little wineries all around the world were soon
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