Picpoul `Sel et de Sable` 2018
The Languedoc is a vast region stretching across much of the south and Mediterranean and is France`s single largest vineyard entity for its Vins de Pays wines. Within the Languedoc lie several distinctly identified Vins de Pays (including the l`Aude, Gard and Hérault) and many generic appellations that maintain traditional local blends and wine styles such as Minervois, Corbières, Pic Saint Loup and Fitou.
LGI were created in 1999 by forward thinking partners aware of the challenge and opportunity that lay ahead for regional French wines in the competitive international market. Wines are made and blended from three main sources; Saint Chinian in the Herault, Jean d`Alibert in Minervois and from Gascogny. Quality of Languedoc and Gascogne varietals exceeds expectation and presentation is second to none.
Made from one of the oldest grape in Languedoc (first mentioned in the 17th century), Piquepoule means picked by the hen. The Picpoul de Pinet vineyard area runs along the southern French coast, separated from the Mediterranean sea only by the Bassin de Thau, France`s second largest lake famous for its oysters. Picpoul is a bright straw yellow in colour with a very fresh and floral nose. The palate is dry and refreshing with notes of citrus, some tropical fruits and a distinctive mineral edge.
The classic match for this wine is oysters farmed from the Bassin de Thau.