Domaine Gaujal - Picpoul de Pinet - White
Picpoul de Pinet from Domaine Gaujal is made from 100% Picpoul grapes grown in the area around l'Etang de Thau in Languedoc. The grapes are harvested by hand at perfect maturity. The vinification is done according to the classic method at low temperature to create the best possible freshness. The wine is bottled in February the year after the harvest.
- Country : France
- Region : Languedoc
- Grape variety : Picpoul
- Classification : AOP Picpoul de Pinet
- Color : White
- Vintage : 2017
- Alcohol degree : 13 %
- Storage potential : A couple of years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Domaine Gaujal has belonged to the Gaujal family since 1744. Today, it is Laurent Gaujal who has taken over from his father Ludovic since 2013. The vineyard is located close to Etang de Thau, a saltwater pond near the Mediterranean where oysters are cultivated. The vineyard includes 30 hectares of land, of which 12 hectares is Picpoul. Other grapes such as Merlot are also grown. The soil is calcareous with a large proportion of limestone, which gives a very special minerality to the Picpoul wines.
A light straw-yellow color with silvery hues. The nose has elements of white flowers and lime. The palate is floral, dry and fruity with fine length and minerality - some hints of exotic fruits. A white wine that goes perfectly well with oysters and other seafood, but can also be served as an aperitif or for various fish dishes.