100% Piquepoul Blanc
2017 

Domaine de Castelnau

"Aigue Marine" Picpoul de Pinet

Light yellow color with green glints. The nose expresses exotic fruit and floral aromas as well as iodized notes. The palate is strong on fruits, followed by a weighty but balanced mid-palate and revealing a floral bouquet with lychees notes. The finish leaves a long-lasting candied fruit sweetness.

Appellation

AOP Picpoul de Pinet

Vineyard

Planting 5000 vine stocks per hectare with high trellising, Cordon Royat pruning on soils of clay and limestone hillsides

Vinification

Night harvest to preserve the grapes' quality potential. Gentle de-stemming and pressing of grapes. Fermentation under temperature control. Grapes from different plots are separately vinified to keep each vine’s typicality and enable original blends. Aging on fine lees. Limited sulfites addition.

Pairing

This Picpoul de Pinet cuvée pairs naturally with fishes, seafood and shellfishes in particular.

Serving

Serve chilled at 44-50°F. Cellars under good conditions for 2 years.