Bergerie du Capucin, Pic Saint Loup, Dame Jeanne 2018

Appellation: Pic Saint Loup

Region: Languedoc

Country: France

Color: Red

Varietal(s): Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre

About The Producer

Guilhem Viau, the former president of the Pic St. Loup appellation, started Bergerie du Capucin (the friar's shepherd) in 2008. His winemaking skill has him fast-tracked, quickly winning the prestigious Trophy of the Grands Vins de France competition. The estate now totals over 15 hectares, in the lands of the Pic Saint-Loup, on the communes of Lauret and Valflaunès. Guilhem’s intent is for his family Domaine to remain true to the flavors of his roots. They practice Reasoned Agriculture.

Terroir & Vineyard Practices:

Pic St. Loup was recognized as an appellation in 2016. Hence, this is the 1st bottling of this wine under the new appellation. Mechanical harvesting after sorting on the vine. The vines are grown on Chalky-clay on marly sub-soils and average 20 years.

Tasting Notes

A gentle, sweet encounter with woodland berries and spicy aromas, the red hue of Dame Jeanne exalts the soft, fresh, and delicate fragrances of the garrigue scrubland populated by green oaks. Created from the marriage of the three essential Pic Saint-Loup grape varieties – Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre – this wine is perfect with spicy dishes, poultry, white and red meats, grilled meats and chocolate desserts. It will cellar for 3 to 5 years.


Traditional vinification with temperature control and a long maceration period. Ageing in tank only. The name for this cuvee (Lady Jane) is to honor his son's great grandmother Jeanne. She was a sheep farmer at Bergerie du Capucin who always wanted to work in a vineyard.


  • 94 points- Decanter: "The much-awarded Dame Jeanne – a zero-oak prestige cuvée - is always a great buy and a genuinely age-worthy wine from the Pic. The 2010 is drinking superbly. The 2018 is dazzlingly aromatic with classic Pic citrus-grove Syrah notes; the palate is dense and rich yet fresh and aromatic, too. Drinking Window 2021-2028."- Andrew Jefford, Decanter
  • 90 points - Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2020: “Perfumed mulberry and rich spice with a core of mineral character running throughout; with ripe tannins and a long finish.”- Decanter