Clos Marie Pic Saint Loup 2016
Red wine. Pic Saint Loup, Languedoc, France. Biodynamic. 45% Grenache, 45% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre. In 2016 a hailstorm decimated the vines at Clos Marie. The loss of fruit was such that only one estate wine was produced, rather than the usual 5 cuvées. The estate also produced a red and white bottling with fruit they got from friends. Look for dark fruit flavors of cherry, plum, blackberry, cassis, with notes of pepper, baking spice, leather. The wine is broad-shouldered but well-balanced with grippy tannins that will benefit from a good decanting. This is certainly a wine that will benefit from another year or two of bottle aging. As with many reds from this area lamb is the first thing that springs to mind with this wine, particularly braised lamb shank.