Sommelier Notes: We were told about this winemaker from two other great winemakers in the region. The Girard family vineyards are the last vineyards in the Languedoc before the vast grain fields take over up into the Pyrenees mountains. Parcel "Pech Calvel", sits on a hillside oriented toward the northwest at an altitude of 350 meters, 1,150 feet. This elevation and the coolness of the nights is perfect for ‘Continental grapes’ like Merlot, Cab Franc and Malbec. The grapes are hand-harvested in small flat containers to protect the grapes from crushing so there is no oxidation of the juice before fermentation begin, the grapes are macerated for 5 to 6 days at low temperatures (8-10°C), the fermentation is done in closed vats and the wine is then aged in 500 liters barrels. The nose lets express the cherry and black fruits finely highlighted by a discreet and roasted woody. The fruit blossoms in a ripe mouth, with macerated fruit nuances, roundness integrates tannins young, perfectly coated by a tailor-made breeding, a very nice ambassador for the appellation! Some say pinot noir doesn't belong here in the Languedoc. But this wine will prove them wrong!