This Picpoul de Pinet offers great freshness and aromatic floral notes with pear, pineapple and a hint of honey through to a long, richly flavoured finish.
Established in 1744, the Gaujal estate has been handed down through the family and today it is run by Laurent Gaujal, who took over in 2013. The cellar is located in the centre of the village of Pinet, and the 20 hectares of vineyard overlook the Étang de Thau lagoon and are bathed in Mediterranean sunshine, refreshed by the cooling effects of the lagoon and the Mediterranean Sea. Laurent, who is in constant pursuit of achieving the highest quality, cultivates his vineyard organically and produces fresh, vibrant and zesty Picpoul de Pinet.
The estate vineyard is planted in the AOP of Picpoul de Pinet, just three kilometres from the Étang de Thau. This large lagoon influences the climate by contributing to cooler evenings and nights and by depositing humidity onto the vine leaves, which translates into vibrant freshness in the wine. The vines are in conversion to organic status, therefore the use of sprays and chemicals is prohibited. All treatments are based on copper, sulphur and citrus essential oils, as permitted in organic viticulture. Weeding takes place mechanically and cover grass is being trialled to help limit soil erosion and bring nitrogen into the soil. The fruit is harvested at night to preserve the freshness in the berries.
The fruit arrived at night at temperatures of 14 to 18°C, the carefully selected grapes were then gently pressed and the juice was chilled to 6°C and cold-settled. Fermentation took place with selected yeasts at maximum temperatures of 16 to 17°C in stainless steel tanks to retain the pure fruit flavours and characteristics of the Piquepoul variety.
This Picpoul de Pinet offers great freshness and aromatic floral notes with pear, pineapple and a hint of honey through to a long, deliciously mouthwatering finish.
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