Saint Jean des Sources Picpoul de Pinet 2018

14.95

Brilliant, pale yellow tint with green hues; very fresh nose, delicate and floral, white flowers; lively and fresh attack with lemon touch and finishing on a mineral, salty note.

White Wine

France

About This Wine...

The wine:

Brilliant, pale yellow tint with green hues; very fresh nose, delicate and floral, white flowers (aubépine, acacia); lively and fresh attack with lemon touch; finishing on a mineral, salty note.

Appellation d’Origine Protégée Picpoul de Pinet, made from grapes grown on clay and limestone soil from 100% Piquepoul (Picpoul)

Wine making:
Piquepoul is one of the varieties latest harvested on the estate; it’s usually picked in late September, early October.
Night harvesting, total destalking. Immediate pressure; cold settling. Low temperature fermentation. Maturation on lies with “batonnages”.

Food and wine:
Shelfish, grilled fish, sushi, salads and aperitif.
Serve between 8 and 10°C

The Estate

Alexander discovered his passion for wine in the family vineyard in the 90s. Willing to go further, he created a company dedicated to Languedoc wines.
As a real pioneer and visionary man, Alexander Krossa combines technical and commercial know-how to the service of partner winegrowers. His philosophy: being a professional of foreign customer relationship in controlling technical process, selection and blends with his partners.
Morin Langaran Estate:
Located over the Bassin of Thau and all along the Via Domitia, the Vineyard was created in 1330. It was the property of a religious order: the Holy-Spirit order. During the religious wars, monks abandoned their properties. Several families took care of the vineyard but its name was given by François Engarran in 1595 when he became the owner. By the end of religious wars, the monks wanted to get the property back. Then, started a long justice battle between Pierre Engarran and the Holy-Spirit order. In 1611, Pierre Engarran was declared official owner of the vineyard by the Parliament of Toulouse. The vineyard then remained in the Engarran family until 1652.
At the beginning of the 19th century, Picpoul started to be well known, vines started growing again. In 1896 and 1897, the Despetis family represented the Langaran vineyard for Picpoul and Clairette. In 1966, the Morin family became the vineyard’s owner.

 

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