AOP Picpoul de Pinet cuvée Prestige

Grape Variety                                       

100% Piquepoul Blanc

Terroir                                                    

Located to the south of the Via Domitia, the terroir mainly consists of ancient terraces called ‘Costières’ – dating back to the Pliocene period – overlooking the Etang de Thau lagoon and the Mediterranean sea. The geological structure of these coastal hills being limestone, red marl, clay, sand and stone.

And to the north of the Via Domitia, growing mainly in chalky limestone soil dating back from the Cretaceous or the Miocene periods, three alternate and distinct areas of: garrigues, pinewoods, vineyards.

Colour                                                       

Striking yellow colour with golden hues. Shiny, luminous and intense.

Nose                                                         

Complex and fragrant with candied citrus fruit aromas followed by a touch of mild tobacco, honey, dried-roasted fruit, vanilla and flowers (acacia and elderberries).

Mouth

Superbly rounded attack followed by fresh and lively notes.

Velvety and very smooth with prevailing candied roasted citrus fruit notes.

The finish is full and round in the mouth, elegant and refreshing with a good, slightly woody persistency.

An excellent wine, full of character with rich, aromatic complexity.

Best served              

12°C

Food and wine-pairing suggestions                               

As an aperitif and with gourmet food : cooked shellfish, lobster, fish cooked in a sauce, white meat in a sauce and light cheeses.

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