About This Product :

The Grape: 100% Piquepoul Noir, a natural mutation of Picpoul Blanc

The Appellation: IGP Coteaux d’Ensérune, Languedoc, France

The Taste: Very pale pink color. Light bodied and clean with refreshing acidity, bright rose petal aromas and citrus notes.  In French, pique means “grab” and poule means “hen”. Hens have a
particular fondness for this grape and will “grab” them to eat.

The Vines: Though only 250 acres of this rare grape remain, Piquepoul Noir has been grown in Southern France for centuries.  It is originally from the Languedoc and is one of the 13 grapes permitted in Châteauneuf du Pape. Ours is produced from one grower’s 5 acre hillside vineyard in Cazouls.

The Winemaking: Soft pressed. Five hours skin contact. Fermented under controlled
temperature in stainless steel tanks. Five days resting on the lees.
Two days cold settling. Vegan friendly.

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