It comes from the oldest vines in Pic St. Loup (a freakish winter in 1956 killed every vine in the appellation, so the very oldest date from 1957); and the low yields add a classiness that we think is unmatched in the Languedoc. The fruits are dark -- cassis and blackberry – and the tannins are exceptionally ripe and fine-grained. Gran’T is raised half in vats and half in large foudres (enormous barrels that mature the wine through micro-oxygenation but don’t add oak flavors). Here’s a wine to match with your most elegant dishes – veal medallions in demi-glace, for example. Or try it after the salad, with an aged cow’s milk cheese or a sheep’s milk cheese from the Basque country.