Region: Languedoc, FRA
Organic farming, no sulphur
Picpoul is a legendary grape variety of the area around the coastal town of Sète in the Languedoc. Here it is often teamed with oysters and other seafood dishes such as the amazing local version of the pie called Tielle de Poulpe Sètoise which is braised octopus served in a bread-dough pastry shaped almost like an Australian pie.
The Picpoul grapes were picked by hand from a 1 hectare plot near Pinet (limestone and clay terroir) and placed in small 10 kg baskets. The grapes were then pressed and 50% of the juice transferred to tanks and 50% to old oak barrels for a period of 6 months. The wine was then bottled without filtration and without the addition of sulphites to ensure freshness. - Notes from the importer, Living Wines