Cuvée Séléction 2012 Pic Saint Loup - Mas de l'Oncle

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Selection is a small high-end cuvée for amateurs of Languedoc red wines, and more especially Pic Saint Loup. Nearly black in colour, it delivers beautiful flavours of dark berries with notes of pepper and spices on the finish. Tannins are supple and elegant, giving the wine a beautiful balance. Definitely a top notch Languedoc.
 
Wine CharacteristicsTasting and cellaring
DomainMas de l'OncleEyeVery dark, nearly black
Vintage2012Nose Powerful nose of dark berries and pepper
AppellationPic Saint LoupMouthElegant and complex with spicy tannins
AreaLanguedocDrink fromNow
ColourRedDrink before2020
Grapes60% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre,Open 2 hours before, preferably decanted
 20% GrenacheDrinking temperature16-17°C
TypeDry  
    
Food pairing
A tasty red meat - ideally some venison
 
What experts say
About the wine
Gold Medal at the Concours Général Agricole from Paris 2015

Guide Hachette des Vins: 1*
The 2012 vintage has flavours of liquorice, ripe dark fruit and spices. This aromatic richness is still there on the palate, balanced by supple tannins. A beautiful freshness is there on the finish.

Gault & Millau: 15.5/20
The thick and black nose delivers hint of chocolate and liquorice. The structure is rich with beautiful oaky aromas and fine tannins. All-in-all the wine is ripe and homogeneous. We advise decanting it.
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
SoilHilly clay and limestone soils
Age of vines10 to 30 years old
Yield20 hl/ha
HarvestManual
Ageing12 months in French oak barrels
Alcohol14.5%