A very dramatic landscape located in the northeast of Languedoc, the area takes its name from the most massive peak: Pic Saint Loup. The peak is said to take its name from Thieri Loup, a crusader who returned from the Holy Land to find his beloved had died, and then chose to live on the peak as a hermit thereafter. Vineyards are composed primarily of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre and this area has a more continental climate, receiving more rainfall than other places in Languedoc. This AOC is only authorized for the production of red and rosé wines. White wines bear the AOC Languedoc designation.