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Aoc White - Languedoc - Picpoul de Pinet

The Aoc Picpoul de Pinet overlooks the Etang de Thau lagoon , located between Sète and Agde . More than 2000 years ago , the vineyard was already there .Some parcels have kept their surface and exposure since antiquity .Under Napoleon III, Picpoul de Pinet was a very trendy wine .Nowadays , the Picpoul de Pinet is a single variety wine from white picpoul .Its floral and citrussy aromas , its liveliness on the palate make it an ideal companion to sea fruit and oysters from Bouzigues .Hence the appellation's motto : "Its terroir is the sea".

Picpoul de Pinet is the largest and most renowned white wine production in the Languedoc Roussillon region .It is officially an appellation of its own since the 14 th of February 2013.

 

Appellation area

The Aop Picpoul de Pinet production area is one of the driest in the Herault province- The vinyeard benefits a 600 millimeters annual rainfall , one of the weakest in the province, and particularly low in the summer season .Winters are mild - Undergoing sea influences and breezes , temperature variations are moderate .

 

Deep soils naturally draining

In the south up to the lagoon , the Aop Picpoul de Pinet terroir is homogenous and widely open to the sea : red marls, sand , gravels, calcareous molasses.

In the north , the area is an array of hills, valleys , boulders and coombs - These terrains play a climatic role by limiting the sea influences on the major part of the terroir .You may come across white or beige marls , in alternance with hard limestone .Generally speaking , the soils of the Aop Picpoul de Pinet area are deep and naturally draining , making it easier for the roots to develop .They ensure a steady and moderate water supply to the plant , thus resisting perfectly the dry and warm summers .

 

Key figures

Surface

  • 2 400 hectares defined as AOP Picpoul de Pinet of which 1 400 hectares are currently in production

Production area

  • Castelnau-de-Guers, Florensac, Mèze, Montagnac, Pinet, Pomèrols.

Number of producers

  • 24 independant cellars
  • 4  wine cooperatives

Annual production

  • 70 000 hectolitres

 

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Last edited: 2019-08-06