Grape(s): 100% Picpoul
Localization: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Tasting Notes: The color is a super pale yellow with bright hues. The nose is elegant, with aromas of fresh fruit and citrus fruit especially grapefruit
Notes: A very popular traditional local variety planted on sun-drenched hillsides called 'costières' (coastal region) in the Mediterranean garrigue. Our best value, this wine impresses novices and hardened geeks equally. Known as 'the Muscadet of the South' in France, this is to the Mediterranean coast of France what Albariño is to northwest Spain.
Food Pairing: This wine is the perfect accompaniment for oysters and other shellfish. It is equally good with grilled monkfish, crayfish bisque.
The Domain: Founded in 1932, this Cave Coopérative is located in the top commune of Pomérols, between the garrigue of Pezenas and the sea dominated by the Mont St Clair in Sete. The co-op merged with the Cave de Castelnau de Guers in 2003 and the Cave of Mèze in 2007, and it includes 350 members. The company employs 28 people and produces an average of 8 million bottles (666,666 9-liter cases).
The property features 3 main buildings – one for bottling/packaging, a second where white wines are vinified, and the third & newest building is where red & rosé wines are made. They have an underground cave for barrel aging with 300 oak barrels.