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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Pic Saint Loup Rosé
40% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre,
20% Grenache, 10% Cinsault
10 – 50 years Red Clay, Marly Limestone 4 ha
Languedoc Blanc “Cuvée Sainte Agnès”
50% Roussanne, 30% Grenache Blanc & Gris, 15% Marsanne, 5% Clairette 15 – 80 years Clay, Limestone, Dolomite 8 ha
Pic Saint Loup Rouge “Tour de Pierres”
50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre 30 – 40 years Red Clay 20 ha
Pic Saint Loup Rouge “Cuvée Sainte Agnès”
50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre 40 – 50 years Limestone 10 ha
Pic Saint Loup Rouge “Guilhem Gaucelm”
50% Syrah, 50% Grenache 85 years White Clay, Round Stones 2 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Biodynamic farming since 1999
• All wines fermented with indigenous yeast

Pic Saint Loup Rosé
• Direct press
• Fermented and aged in stainless steel
• Completes malolactic fermentation

Languedoc Blanc “Sainte Agnès”
• Fermented and aged in foudres for 10 months
• Completes malolactic fermentation

Pic Saint Loup Rouge “Tour de Pierres”
• Sourced from lower-lying parcels on rocky clay soils
• Aged for 12 months in foudres and barriques (10-20% new oak)
• Bottled unfiltered

Pic Saint Loup Rouge “Sainte Agnès”
• Sourced from the backside of the Pic itself, at higher elevation on rocky limestone soil
• Aged for 12 months in foudres and barriques (10-20% new oak)
• Bottled unfiltered

Pic Saint Loup Rouge “Guilhem Gaucelm”
• Aged for 12 months in foudres and barriques (10-20% new oak)
• Bottled unfiltered

MISCELLANEA

In 2023, the domaine's name changed from Ermitage to Héritage du Pic Saint Loup as the result of an agreement with the INAO and the AOC Hermitage. While the former name invoked the presence of an ancient hermitage at the site of the vineyards, the new name brings to mind the Ravaille family's long history on the slopes of the Pic, since the 13th century!

In 2001, the vignerons of Pic Saint Loup filed a request with the INAO, asking for the right to their own AOC. In 2007, Pic Saint Loup was promoted from the generic AOC Languedoc to the more specific Languedoc Pic Saint Loup. Finally, as of the 2016 vintage, rosés and reds from Pic Saint Loup are entitled to full cru status under the AOC Pic Saint Loup.

General Information

Country
France
Region
Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation(s)
Pic Saint Loup, Languedoc
Producer
Xavier, Pierre, and Jean-Marc Ravaille
Founded
1992
Annual Production
8,300 cases
Farming
Biodynamic (practicing), Organic (certified)
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