With 1000mm of rainfall per year, Pic Saint Loup is the wettest appellation in the Languedoc region. By comparison, Burgundy, which is much further north, records 700mm of rainfall per year.
The rainfall is concentrated in the autumn and winter, so the vines do not run out of water. The summer, which is a very dry season in this part of southern France, ensures the right balance, as does the marine mistral wind which blows over the vines and dries out the atmosphere: these two elements counterbalance the heavy rainfall by protecting the vines from the diseases which tend to develop with humidity.
These climatic particularities are an asset for the Pic Saint Loup wines, which are fresh and very fruity.