Chateau Fontanes Pic Saint Loup Rouge 2014

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Hand-harvested and all fruit is de-stemmed. Natural yeast fermentation lasts 2 weeks. Punch downs and pump-overs take place regularly. Wine is aged in stainless steel (80%) and demi-muid (20%) barrels for 6 months to one year.
Category Wine
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation Vin de Pays d'Oc
Brand Chateau Fontanes
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Wine AdvocateFrom a massal selection that's planted to 10,000 vines per hectare, the 2014 Pic St Loup is a ripe, supple, medium-bodied effort that offers tons of charm and character for not much money. Plums, licorice, wild herbs/garrigue and violets all emerge from this well-made Pic St Loup, and while I don't think it will make old bones, it should keep nicely for 4-5 years. Drink Date: 2016-2021.

Jeb Dunnuck, April 27, 2016