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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Languedoc Blanc
50% Vermentino, 20% Roussanne, 20% Marsanne, 10% Viognier 15 - 20 years Clay and limestone on bedrock of marl and marly limestone 4.5 ha
Languedoc Blanc “Pierres d’Argent”
40% Roussanne, 40% Marsanne, 20% Vermentino 15 - 20 years Clay and limestone on bedrock of marl and marly limestone 1.5 ha
Languedoc Rosé
40% Cinsault, 30% Syrah, 30% Grenache 5 - 10 years Limestone 5 ha
Languedoc Rouge
60% Syrah 35% Grenache 5% Mourvèdre 10 - 20 years Limestone 14 ha
Languedoc Rouge “La Grange de Lascaux”
60% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre 15-20 years Limestone 15 ha
Languedoc Pic St-Loup Rouge "Carra"
60% Syrah, 40% Grenache 10 - 20 years Fractured Limestone 14 ha
Languedoc Pic St-Loup Rouge “Les Nobles Pierres”
80% Syrah, 20% Grenache 25 - 35 years Fractured Limestone 5 ha
Languedoc Pic St-Loup Rouge “Les Secrets”
80% Syrah, 20% Grenache 25 - 35 years Clay and limestone on bedrock of marl and marly limestone 2 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

In 2001, the vignerons of Pic Saint Loup pleaded their case to the I.N.A.O., asking for the right to their own A.O.C. As of yet, the request is still pending, however in 2007, Pic Saint Loup was granted its own denomination within the A.O.C. Coteaux du Languedoc.


In 2007, all wines designated as A.O.C. Coteaux du Languedoc were changed to a new appellation, A.O.C. Languedoc. Growers have a period of time in which they must comply. Future vintages will thus read as A.O.C. Languedoc or A.O.C. Languedoc Pic Saint Loup.


• Grapes are de-stemmed in their entirety


Languedoc Blanc :

• Grapes are pressed after a short, cold maceration of the skins
• Racking of the must
• Ages in cuve for 7 months before bottling


Languedoc Blanc “Pierres d’Argent” :

• Grapes are pressed after a short, cold maceration of the skins
• Vinification in 1-3 year-old oak barrels

• Ages in barrel for 9 months, then for 3 months in cuve


Languedoc Rosé:           

• Traditional vinification at low temperatures

• Ages in cuve for 7 months before bottling


Languedoc Rouge:

• Traditional vinification lasts for approximately three weeks

• Ages in cuve for 14 months before bottling

• Wine bottled unfiltered


Languedoc Rouge “La Grange de Lascaux”:
• Traditional vinification lasts for approximately three weeks
• Ages in cement cuve for 14 months before bottling
• Wine bottled unfiltered

Languedoc Pic St-Loup Rouge “Carra”:

• Traditional vinification lasts for approximately 30 days

• Gentle, regular punch-downs during maceration

• Ages in cuve for 14 months before bottling

• Wine bottled unfiltered


Languedoc Pic St-Loup Rouge“Les Nobles Pierres”:

• Traditional vinification lasts for approximately 30 days

• Ages in French oak barrel (of which only 15% are new) for 12 months, then in cuve for 6-9 months before bottling

• Wine bottled unfiltered


Languedoc Pic St-Loup Rouge“Les Secrets”:

• Syrah and Grenache are blended upon arrival at the winery immediately following the harvest

• Traditional vinification lasts for approximately 30 days

• Ages in French oak barrel (of which only 15% are new) for 12 months, then in cuve for 6-9 months before bottling

General Information

Country
France
Region
Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation(s)
Languedoc, Languedoc Pic St-Loup
Producer
Jean-Benoît Cavalier
Founded
1983
Annual Production
12,000 cases
Farming
Organic
Website
http://www.chateau-lascaux.com

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