Cave de Pomérols
Languedoc 

The Estate
Founded in 1932, this Cave Coopérative is located in the top commune of Pomérols, located between the garrigue of Pezenas and the sea dominated by the Mont St Clair in Sete. The co-op has merged with the Cave de Castelnau de Guers. They include 320 members and produce 55,000 hectoliters of wine (600,000 cases).                           


Etang de Thau, near the city of Sete


Cave de Pomérols
    
    
The cellar

  
Stainless steel tanks                                              Bottling line

The Vineyard
The members control 1,200 hectares of vineyard land (2,964 acres) of which 330 hectares (815.1 acres) are Picpoul de Pinet. Six communes are entitled to the name Picpoul de Pinet:
Florensac, Pomerols, Pinet, Castelnau de Guers, Montagnac, Meze. The Pomerols vineyards stretch over vast sun-light terraces with clay/calcareous soils.



The Wines
 [H.B. Picpoul de Pinet] - [H.B. Picpoul de Pinet Magnum] - [La Petite Frog, B.I.B. Picpoul de Pinet] - [Beauvignac Sauvignon Blanc] - [Beauvignac Syrah Rosé]


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UPC code: 7 84585 00068 5
2013 Cave de Pomérols, Picpoul de Pinet, HB 12/750ml
Vinification: Skin maceration for a few hours, pneumatic draining and pressing, double cold decanting, temperature controlled fermentation.
100% Picpoul, aka Folle Blanche. Pale yellow color with green tints. Fresh and fine aromas  of grapefruit and exotic fruit. Lime f
lavors, with typical focusing acidity, are hallmarks of Picpoul. Our best value, this wine impresses novices and hardened geeks equally.
Known as “the Muscadet of the South” in France, this is to the Mediterranean coast of France what Albariño is to northwest Spain…the default wine for fresh shellfish & seafood.

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UPC code: 7 84585 00068 5
2012 Cave de Pomérols, Picpoul de Pinet, HB 12/750ml
Vinification: Skin maceration for a few hours, pneumatic draining and pressing, double cold decanting, temperature controlled fermentation.
100% Picpoul, aka Folle Blanche. Pale yellow color with green tints. Fresh and fine aromas  of grapefruit and exotic fruit. Lime f
lavors, with typical focusing acidity, are hallmarks of Picpoul. Our best value, this wine impresses novices and hardened geeks equally.
Known as “the Muscadet of the South” in France, this is to the Mediterranean coast of France what Albariño is to northwest Spain…the default wine for fresh shellfish & seafood.

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- Wine & Spirits Magazine (June 2013), 88 pts
+ TOP 100 Values of the Year
+ BEST BUY


"Coming from a large cooperative in the Languedoc-Roussillon corridor, Cave de Pomerols is an annual winner in the values sweepstakes. The 2012 Picpoul de Pinet, often known as the Muscadet of southern France, is a naked, 100% Picpoul (which is also known as Folle Blanche) offering plenty of grapefruit, citrus and wet rock-like characteristics in a light-bodied, crisp, elegant, dry, well-made style. It is not meant to age, so enjoy it over the next 6-12 months with shellfish and seafood. "
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 87 pts


"The green apple and white cherry flavors are backed by vibrant acidity in this fresh and spicy white. Currant and gooseberry notes linger on the finish. Drink now. 111,000 cases made"
- Wine Spectator (October 15th 2013), 87 pts + BEST VALUE + TOP50 GLOBAL VALUE OF THE YEAR 2013 (see full list here)

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UPC code: 7 84585 00068 5
2011 Cave de Pomérols, Picpoul de Pinet, HB 12/750ml
Vinification: Skin maceration for a few hours, pneumatic draining and pressing, double cold decanting, temperature controlled fermentation.
100% Picpoul, aka Folle Blanche. Pale yellow color with green tints. Fresh and fine aromas  of grapefruit and exotic fruit. Lime f
lavors, with typical focusing acidity, are hallmarks of Picpoul. Our best value, this wine impresses novices and hardened geeks equally.
Known as “the Muscadet of the South” in France, this is to the Mediterranean coast of France what Albariño is to northwest Spain…the default wine for fresh shellfish & seafood.


FEATURED in TODAY'S SHOW on NBC: December 6th 2012



The southern French grape variety Picpoul ("lip stinger") produces lemony, mineral-accented whites. This one, from a cooperative of local growers, is among the best."
- Food & Wine (December 2012),  TOP 10 VALUE WHITE WINE

"Soft tropical fruit counters the sharp acidity and salty palate; finishes clean with lime notes"
- Beverage Dynamics (May/June 2012), 90 pts

"One of their specialties, and it is consistently good, is the 2011 Picpoul de Pinet, often referred to as the Muscadet of southern France. This is a wine made from 100% Picpoul, which is known in other parts of Europe as Folle Blanche. Notes of Japanese green tea, lemongrass and grapefruit are characteristics of this crisp, dry, very satisfying wine, which is the quintessential dry white to quaff uncritically, although it is better than that description may suggest. It needs to be consumed in its exuberant, fresh, crisp youthfulness, so drink it over the next 12 months while waiting for the 2012s to be released."
-Wine Advocate (Issue 201, June 2012), 87 pts + BEST BUY

"A fresh and lively white, with flavors of tangerine and lemon curd that are accented by hints of mint and verbena. Lifting spice notes mark the finish. Drink Now. 110,000 cases made"
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Wine Spectator (September 30th 2012), 87 pts + BEST VALUE

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Wine Enthusiast (December 1st 2012), BEST BUY

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UPC code: 7 84585 00068 5
2010 Cave de Pomérols, Picpoul de Pinet, HB 12/750ml
Vinification: Skin maceration for a few hours, pneumatic draining and pressing, double cold decanting, temperature controlled fermentation.
100% Picpoul, aka Folle Blanche. Pale yellow color with green tints. Fresh and fine aromas  of grapefruit and exotic fruit. Lime f
lavors, with typical focusing acidity, are hallmarks of Picpoul. Our best value, this wine impresses novices and hardened geeks equally.
Known as “the Muscadet of the South” in France, this is to the Mediterranean coast of France what Albariño is to northwest Spain…the default wine for fresh shellfish & seafood.


"Today I return to the Hugues Beaulieu Picpoul de Pinet, which I last made a Wine of the Week in 2008, for the version of ’07. Now it’s the turn of the rendition of 2010.
The Picpoul de Pinet HB 2010, Coteaux de Languedoc, produced by the Caves de Pomérols cooperative, reiterates this wine’s status as one of the Great Cheap Wines of the World. Made from white picpoul grapes — also known as folle blanche — and seeing only stainless steel in its production, the wine is exuberantly fresh and spicy, exhilarating in its crisp acidity, seductive in its roasted lemon scents and flavors spiked with lime peel and grapefruit and permeated by hints of dried thyme and tarragon and an exotic note of salt-marsh. The soil in this seaside area of Languedoc, just west of the great lagoon of the Bassin de Thau, where the French coast starts its long curve downward toward Spain, is composed of clay and pebbles and fragments of limestone and fossil shells over marl, a perfect mixture for the grape’s dry delicacy, lightness and stony, sun-drenched nature. Buy by the case to drink over the next six months. Superb with shellfish — especially oysters — but we happily consumed a few glasses with Chinese take-out. 12.5 percent alcohol. Very Good+."
- Bigger Than Your Head (October 2011), Wine of the week

"These are two super, crisp, unoaked, fruit-driven wines, including what is often called the Muscadet of Southern France, the 2010 Picpoul de Pinet. This is a co-op, but a high quality one, and this fresh wine is almost the vinous equivalent of gin and tonic. It has notes of lime skin intermixed with other fresh citrus in a lively, fresh, very light-bodied, naked form. Drink it over the next year, preferably with shellfish."
- Wine Advocate (June 2011), 87 pts

"A crisp white, showing good zip to the apple and green pear flavors, with a hint of lemon-lime. Stony notes mark the finish. Drink now. 111,000 cases made. –KM"
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Wine Spectator (August 31 2011) - 86pts


"With 45,000 cases imported, this Picpoul should be readily available at an attractive price. Soft tropical fruit counters the sharp acidity and salty palate. Finishes clean and limey. - L.B."
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Wine Enthusiast (July 1st 2011) - BEST BUY


National Retail Price: $12.99 / bottle


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UPC code: 7 84585 00297 9
2013 Cave de Pomérols, Picpoul de Pinet, HB 6/1.5L

Vinification: Skin maceration for a few hours, pneumatic draining and pressing, double cold decanting, temperature controlled fermentation.
100% Picpoul, aka Folle Blanche. Pale yellow color with green tints. Fresh and fine aromas  of grapefruit and exotic fruit. Lime f
lavors, with typical focusing acidity, are hallmarks of Picpoul. Our best value, this wine impresses novices and hardened geeks equally.
Known as “the Muscadet of the South” in France, this is to the Mediterranean coast of France what Albariño is to northwest Spain…the default wine for fresh shellfish & seafood.

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UPC code: 7 84585 00297 9
2012 Cave de Pomérols, Picpoul de Pinet, HB 6/1.5L

Vinification: Skin maceration for a few hours, pneumatic draining and pressing, double cold decanting, temperature controlled fermentation.
100% Picpoul, aka Folle Blanche. Pale yellow color with green tints. Fresh and fine aromas  of grapefruit and exotic fruit. Lime f
lavors, with typical focusing acidity, are hallmarks of Picpoul. Our best value, this wine impresses novices and hardened geeks equally.
Known as “the Muscadet of the South” in France, this is to the Mediterranean coast of France what Albariño is to northwest Spain…the default wine for fresh shellfish & seafood.

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UPC code: 7 84585 00297 9
2011 Cave de Pomérols, Picpoul de Pinet, HB 6/1.5L

"Soft tropical fruit counters the sharp acidity and salty palate; finishes clean with lime notes"
- Beverage Dynamics (May/June 2012), 90 pts

"One of their specialties, and it is consistently good, is the 2011 Picpoul de Pinet, often referred to as the Muscadet of southern France. This is a wine made from 100% Picpoul, which is known in other parts of Europe as Folle Blanche. Notes of Japanese green tea, lemongrass and grapefruit are characteristics of this crisp, dry, very satisfying wine, which is the quintessential dry white to quaff uncritically, although it is better than that description may suggest. It needs to be consumed in its exuberant, fresh, crisp youthfulness, so drink it over the next 12 months while waiting for the 2012s to be released."
-Wine Advocate (Issue 201, June 2012), 87 pts + BEST BUY

"A fresh and lively white, with flavors of tangerine and lemon curd that are accented by hints of mint and verbena. Lifting spice notes mark the finish. Drink Now. 110,000 cases made"
-Wine Spectator (September 30th 2012), 87 pts + BEST VALUE

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Wine Enthusiast (December 1st 2012), BEST BUY



National Retail Price:
$22.99 / magnum












































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UPC code: 7 84585 00731 8
SCC code: 10784585015600
2013 Cave de Pomérols, Picpoul de Pinet, La Petite Frog, Bag in Box 3 liters
100% Picpoul, aka Folle Blanche. Pale yellow color with green tints. Fresh and fine aromas  of grapefruit and exotic fruit. Lime flavors, with typical focusing acidity, are hallmarks of Picpoul. Our best value, this wine impresses novices and hardened geeks equally.
Known as “the Muscadet of the South” in France, this is to the Mediterranean coast of France what Albariño is to northwest Spain…the default wine for fresh shellfish & seafood. 

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UPC code: 7 84585 00731 8
2012 Cave de Pomérols, Picpoul de Pinet, La Petite Frog, Bag in Box 3 liters
100% Picpoul, aka Folle Blanche. Pale yellow color with green tints. Fresh and fine aromas  of grapefruit and exotic fruit. Lime flavors, with typical focusing acidity, are hallmarks of Picpoul. Our best value, this wine impresses novices and hardened geeks equally.
Known as “the Muscadet of the South” in France, this is to the Mediterranean coast of France what Albariño is to northwest Spain…the default wine for fresh shellfish & seafood. 


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UPC code: 7 84585 00731 8
2011 Cave de Pomérols, Picpoul de Pinet, La Petite Frog, Bag in Box 3 liters
100% Picpoul, aka Folle Blanche. Pale yellow color with green tints. Fresh and fine aromas  of grapefruit and exotic fruit. Lime f
lavors, with typical focusing acidity, are hallmarks of Picpoul. Our best value, this wine impresses novices and hardened geeks equally.
Known as “the Muscadet of the South” in France, this is to the Mediterranean coast of France what Albariño is to northwest Spain…the default wine for fresh shellfish & seafood. 

"One of their specialties, and it is consistently good, is the 2011 Picpoul de Pinet, often referred to as the Muscadet of southern France. This is a wine made from 100% Picpoul, which is known in other parts of Europe as Folle Blanche. Notes of Japanese green tea, lemongrass and grapefruit are characteristics of this crisp, dry, very satisfying wine, which is the quintessential dry white to quaff uncritically, although it is better than that description may suggest. It needs to be consumed in its exuberant, fresh, crisp youthfulness, so drink it over the next 12 months while waiting for the 2012s to be released."
-Wine Advocate (Issue 201, June 2012), 87 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00731 8
2010 Cave de Pomérols, Picpoul de Pinet, La Petite Frog, Bag in Box 3 liters
100% Picpoul, aka Folle Blanche. Pale yellow color with green tints. Fresh and fine aromas  of grapefruit and exotic fruit. Lime flavors, with typical focusing acidity, are hallmarks of Picpoul. Our best value, this wine impresses novices and hardened geeks equally.
Known as “the Muscadet of the South” in France, this is to the Mediterranean coast of France what Albariño is to northwest Spain…the default wine for fresh shellfish & seafood. 


These are two super, crisp, unoaked, fruit-driven wines, including what is often called the Muscadet of Southern France, the 2010 Picpoul de Pinet. This is a co-op, but a high quality one, and this fresh wine is almost the vinous equivalent of gin and tonic. It has notes of lime skin intermixed with other fresh citrus in a lively, fresh, very light-bodied, naked form. Drink it over the next year, preferably with shellfish."
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Wine Advocate (June 2011), 87 pts



Great article in the New York Times: CLICK HERE



National Retail Price: $34.00 / BIB 3 liters


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UPC code: 7 84585 00326 6
2011 Cave de Pomérols, Hugues de Beauvignac, Sauvignon Blanc 12/750ml
100% Sauvignon Blanc.
Vinification: Skin maceration for a few hours, pneumatic press, 24 hrs of decanting, temperature controlled fermentation.
Pale yellow color. This wine combines the cut and bright fruit of a Sancerre with the ripe fruit of the sunny Languedoc. Lemongrass, honeydew and thyme flavors are packed into this dry, unoaked gem.

Perfect match with Saint Jacques scallops and lobsters.

"The 2011 Hugues de Beauvignac Sauvignon Blanc (100% Sauvignon Blanc) is also an authentic example of an inexpensive wine that could pass for a Sancerre Junior. Wild herbs intermixed with freshly mowed grass, lemon rind and a hint of honeyed grapefruit make an appearance in this fresh, medium-bodied, again very dry and well-made wine."
-Wine Advocate (Issue 201, June 2012), 86 pts


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UPC code: 7 84585 00326 6
2010 Cave de Pomérols, Hugues de Beauvignac, Sauvignon Blanc 12/750ml
100% Sauvignon Blanc.
Vinification: Skin maceration for a few hours, pneumatic press, 24 hrs of decanting, temperature controlled fermentation.
Pale yellow color. This wine combines the cut and bright fruit of a Sancerre with the ripe fruit of the sunny Languedoc. Lemongrass, honeydew and thyme flavors are packed into this dry, unoaked gem.

Perfect match with Saint Jacques scallops and lobsters.

"The 2010 Hugues de Beauvignac Sauvignon Blanc is an unoaked Sauvignon that is tart and crisp, with excellent varietal character, hints of fig, melon and a lemon twist. It is light-bodied as well. Drink it over the next year
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Wine Advocate (June 2011), 86 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00326 6
2009 Cave de Pomérols, Hugues de Beauvignac, Sauvignon Blanc 12/750ml
100% Sauvignon Blanc.

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The 2009 Hugues de Beauvigne Sauvignon Blanc possesses more mowed grass and melon characteristics along with white currants and quince. Crisp and fresh, it is ideal for drinking over the next year."
- Wine Advocate (Aug. 2010), 87 pts

National Retail Price: $9.99 / bottle


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UPC code: 7 84585 00079 1
2013 Cave de Pomérols, Hugues de Beauvignac, Syrah Rosé 12/750ml
100% Syrah, bled off after 8 hours of maceration. 
Pink colored, firm in the style of a Tavel rosé, the wine shows strawberry aromas, candy notes on the nose and cherry and pomegranate flavors on the palate. The wine is silky, elegant, crisp and refreshing.

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UPC code: 7 84585 00079 1
2012 Cave de Pomérols, Hugues de Beauvignac, Syrah Rosé 12/750ml
100% Syrah, bled off after 8 hours of maceration. 
Pink colored, firm in the style of a Tavel rosé, the wine shows strawberry aromas, candy notes on the nose and cherry and pomegranate flavors on the palate. The wine is silky, elegant, crisp and refreshing.


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A great wine for the price, the medium pink rose colored Beauvignac is quite assertive, showing red plum and cherry with just a hint of stick cinnamon. It's full on the palate, too. 100% Syrah. Alc 12.5°."
- International Wine Review (Annual Wine Review / Avril 2013), 88 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00079 1
2011 Cave de Pomérols, Hugues de Beauvignac, Syrah Rosé 12/750ml
100% Syrah, bled off after 8 hours of maceration. 
Pink colored, firm in the style of a Tavel rosé, the wine shows strawberry aromas, candy notes on the nose and cherry and pomegranate flavors on the palate. The wine is silky, elegant, crisp and refreshing.


"The 2011 Hugues de Beauvignac Syrah Rose (100% Syrah) is crisp, fresh, and somewhat straightforward. While it is pleasant and certainly recommended, it is not one of my favorite roses of those I’ve tasted over the last few months from this vintage. Nevertheless, its value makes it worth trying."
-Wine Advocate (Issue 201, June 2012), 85 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00079 1
2010 Cave de Pomérols, Hugues de Beauvignac, Syrah Rosé 12/750ml
100% Syrah, bled off after 8 hours of maceration. 
Pink colored, firm in the style of a Tavel rosé, the wine shows strawberry aromas, candy notes on the nose and cherry and pomegranate flavors on the palate. The wine is silky, elegant, crisp and refreshing.


"Fruity, with strawberry and plum flavors that remain fresh through the spicy finish. Drink now. 10,000 cases made. –KM"
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Wine Spectator (June 15th 2011), 85 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00079 1
2009 Cave de Pomérols, Hugues de Beauvignac, Syrah Rosé 12/750ml
100% Syrah, bled off after 8 hours of maceration. 
Pink colored, firm in the style of a Tavel rosé, the wine shows strawberry aromas, candy notes on the nose and cherry and pomegranate flavors on the palate. The wine is silky, elegant, crisp and refreshing.

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labelMedium pink in hue, this 100% Syrah offers attractive aromas of strawberry and plum followed by a soft attack and a fruity palate. It shows good concentration and balance and a refreshing finish."
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I-winereview.com (April 2010), 87 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00079 1
2008 Cave de Pomérols, Hugues de Beauvignac, Syrah Rosé 12/750ml
"This cooperative has turned out a tasty, inexpensive 2008 Syrah rosé that offers plenty of candied cherry and cola notes in a medium-bodied, fruity style."
- Wine Advocate (June 09), 87 pts


National Retail Price: $13.99 / bottle