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2015 Cap Cette Picpoul de Pinet

Producer: Les Costieres de Pomerols
Country/Region: France - Languedoc-Roussillon - [France - Languedoc-Roussillon]

The wine consists of 100% Picpoul (or Piquepoul) - a very popular, traditional local variety planted on sun-drenched hillsides called "costières" (coastal region) in the Mediterranean garrigue, near the Etang de Thau - a coastal lagoon situated between the port of Sète and Marseillan. The vines are 15-20 years old.
The garrigue is the name given to open scrubland made up of low-growing, dwarf bushy shrubs including holm oak, juniper, broom and wild herbs such as rosemary, thyme and sage.

The color is a superb pale yellow with bright hues. The nose is elegant, with aromas of fresh fruit and citrus fruit especially grapefruit. Well-balanced with typical focusing and zesty acidiy. A pure expression of the grape varietal, the wine shows how good Picpoul can be when grown on its favorite terroir.

2015 Cap Cette Picpoul de Pinet
Vintage: 2015
Grape Varietals: 100% Picpoul de Pinet
ABV: 12.5%
Aging: 4 months on fine lees in stainless steel tanks with frequent batonnage.
Serving Temp: 50-55°F
Closure: Stelvin(Screwcap)
Agricultural Method: Sustainable

Wine Making Notes:

Grapes are harvested at night at perfect maturity (13.5°). Juice protected against oxidation. Pneumatic pressing and selection of free-run juice under inert gas. Cold settling for 48 hours at 8°C. Temperature-controlled fermentation (15°C). Aging on fine lees. No malolactic fermentation.


Pairings:

It will complement a vast array of dishes such as Asian cuisine, sushi, spicy fare and all sorts of seafood and grilled fish. Enjoy!

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC - case SRP/Unit
F1EE227110PPS 750ml 12 Glass 7 84585 01270 1 1 07 84585 01270 8 $9.99