Ermitage du Pic Saint Loup, Guilhem Gaucelm 2018Regular price $60.00 Save $-60.00
Variety: Syrah and Grenache
Ermitage du Pic Saint Loup has quite the legend following it. In medieval times, there were three lords of the Languedoc entranced by the beauty of a princess. She vowed to give herself to the most gallant, Christian man. The lords traveled to Jerusalem on a crusade to defend the tomb of Christ; upon returning, they discovered the princess’ death. In their grief, they each retreated to nearby mountains, living their lives as hermits. “Ermitage du Pic Saint Loup” translates to a hermit dwelling; Saint Loup Peak was named for one of the princess’ suitors. The three Ravaille brothers now operate the winery, their family having lived in the Languedoc for over 1000 years. The emblem of three fish not only reiterates the story of the three suitors, but also the fraternal bond of the three brothers.
Pic Saint Loup is a village in the northern part of the Languedoc situated between the Mediteranean Sea and the Cevennes mountains, a microclimate of coastal winds and mountain air with an intense mixture of different soils. “Guilhem Gaucelm” ages in large foudre and barriques for 36 months, a wine meant for rich cuisine.