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Les Costieres de Pomerols
France - Languedoc-Roussillon

Founded in 1932, this Cave Coopérative is located in the top commune of Pomérols, between the garrigue of Pezenas and the sea dominated by the Mont St Clair in Sete. The co-op merged with the Cave de Castelnau de Guers in 2003 and the Cave of Mèze in 2007, and it includes 350 members. The company employs 25 people and produces an average of 130,000 hectoliters (1.4 million 9-liter cases).

The property features 3 main buildings – one for bottling/packaging, a second where white wines are vinified, and the third & newest building is where red & rosé wines are made. They have an underground cave for barrel aging with 300 oak barrels.

The members control 1,800 hectares (4,448 acres) of vineyard land, of which 400 hectares (988 acres) is Picpoul de Pinet. The Pomerols vineyards stretch over vast sun-light terraces with clay/calcareous soils. They produce Piquepoul, Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Terret, Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault and Carignan. Production is 54% white, 28% rosé and 18% red.

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Six communes are entitled to the name Picpoul de Pinet: Florensac, Pomerols, Pinet, Castelnau de Guers, Montagnac, Meze.

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Producer Details
Founded
1932
Location
France
Wine Production Area
France - Languedoc-Roussillon - Coteaux du Languedoc
Winemaker
Joel Julien
Acreage
4,448 acres (1,800 hectares)
Grape Varietal(s)
Piquepoul,Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon, Terret, Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan
Age of Vines
25 years
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable