Along the Mediterranean, at the bottom of the Gulf of Lion, the Picpoul de Pinet terroir extends around the Thau Basin, in the middle of the Agde-Pézenas-Sète triangle over 1300 hectares. This is the largest white wine region in Languedoc. Our plot is located in the south of the appellation, bordering Lake Thau, on rather poor soil covered with lime concretions. The climate here is tempered by marine mists and breezes. This marine influence is extremely important as it plays the role of a heat accumulator that limits daily temperature swings, namely the temperature rising during the day and falling at night. Piquepoul is an old Languedoc grape variety that has been found on the banks of Lake Thau for many hudreds of years; this late-ripening grape variety, planted in a dry climate, takes advantage of the humidity of the late season to complete its maturation.
Piquepoul matures very slowly. It is usually picked in late September/early October, after the red varieties. It has a pale crystalline colour, discreet nose of white flowers, hawthorn and acacia blossom, and a lively ending on the palate. This wine strikes a balance between acidity and roundness that gourmets find delightful.
Brilliant, pale yellow tint with green hues; very fresh nose, delicate and floral, white flowers (aubepine); lively and fresh attack with lemon touch; final on a mineral and salty note. An ideal partner to shellfish, grilled fish and sushi.