Clos des Augustins

Pic Saint Loup

Frédéric Mezy is a young man who has been handed the reins of the estate by his father, Roger, a patriarch and passionately involved in the wines of Pic Saint Loup. It is lucky Fred’s shoulders are broad and his skill not inconsiderable as he has big shoes to fill. The wines of Augustin are produced from small plots located all over the region, but never out of site of the impressive and ever changing Pic St Loup. The terroir ranges from clay to limestone to slate and quartz. It is a fascinating lesson in soils types and the vines respond to their homes perfectly.

This is an estate that has been organic since 2005 and is now biodynamic in all but certification (which will come in the next year or two), there is an energy and enthusiasm about the place that is engaging. The cellar from the outside is unpreposseing, as they often are in reality, located in the town of Saint Mathieu de Tréviers, but lying inside are spotless steel tanks for fermentation and ageing, and a selection of Austrian cuves, French barrique and demi-muid, but as yet, no Nomblot Eggs!

Currently Available

  • 2012 Les Bambins Blanc
  • 2012 Rosado Glacado
  • 2012 La Coulee des Popes
  • 2011 Les Bambins Rouge
  • 2011 Pic St Loup Le Gamin