A brilliant, gleaming wine that is true to our style of Picpoul. Elderflower, aniseed and a certain brininess can be detected with an agreeable final touch of bitterness. The palate is fresh, developing green apple, pineapple, dill and fennel with a superbly vertical, mineral and saline finish. An accomplished Picpoul de Pinet that is excellent at table or as an aperitif, and as an accompaniment to all types of seafood and cheeses. We reiterate (contrary to popular opinion) that this grape variety evolves superbly over time and gains in complexity after one or two years in bottle.
Picpoul de Pinet
100% Piquepoul blanc
45 HL / Ha
13 % alc./vol
Chalk and clay.
The grapes are picked early in the morning to keep them at optimum temperature. A short, 4-hour maceration takes place before pressing. Fermentation also takes place at low temperatures. After alcoholic fermentation, the lees are stirred weekly for two months. No malolactic fermentation.
In tank on the lees for three months.
Recognition and awards
- Jancis Robinson 2020 16/20
"Calmel & Joseph | Top producer from Languedoc" - winebusiness.nl - 07/2020Read article