AOP Picpoul de Pinet cuvée Tradition

 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                                                        

Strikingly  vibrant pale yellow with green tints.

Nose                                                         

A burst of aromatic complexity: notes of citrus fruit (grapefruit, lemon and lime), floral notes (white flowers, linden leaves, hawthorn blossom) together with mineral notes and a delicate touch of saltiness.

Mouth                                              

 The attack is lively and fresh. A full burst of aromas.

 Very distinct and frank notes of citrus fruit (lemon and lemongrass).

The finish is slightly mineral followed by a delicate seawater taste.

 Best served                       

8°C

Food and wine-pairing suggestions                             

Excellent with oysters, a shellfish platter and grilled fish.