Fourth generation of winemakers, Nicolas Vellas is the owner of 6 family wine estates in Languedoc, South of France, and is a very creative person. He knows how to select the best terroirs such as Pic Saint Loup, and oversees the entire wine making process in collaboration with the wine producers (grape variety selection, harvesting, fermentation, aging, blending).
The name of the Cuvée “Grand Mechant Loup” is a word play on “loup” in 'Pic Saint Loup' which means “wolf” in French. So they created the “Big Bad Wolf” and the “Red Riding Hood” wines! It also refers to The Pic Saint Loup land of «garrigue» (Mediterranean herbs, lavander, rosemary, pines and olives trees) which gives the wines a 'wild' personality.
Throw yourself into the mouth of the wolf with our top picks:
(1) LE GRAND MECHANT LOUP Pic Saint Loup Red
GRAPE VARIETIES: Syrah, Grenache Noir, Mourvedre
TASTING NOTES: Intense colour with purple hues, its aromatic nose evokes red fruits with a final on grilled notes and cocoa. Deep density during the tasting, velvet recalls the silk. Well integrated tannins provide a long and harmonious persistence.
(2) LE PETIT CHAPERON ROUGE Pic Saint Loup Rose
GRAPE VARIETIES: Syrah, Grenache.
TASTING NOTES: Shining Rosé color, The nose reflects fresh red fruits notes, acid candies with citrus hint. Round and fresh mouth revealing a highly aromatic power.