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2020 Domaine de la Madone Picpoul de Pinet: Languedoc-Roussillon, France


Tasting Notes

Crisp and refreshing! Picpoul is a perfect warm weather wine at a great value, and better yet, perfectly pairs with seafood and shooting oysters on the half shell. This wine shows off with a lovely pale crystalline green hue and greets you with a pleasant aromatic nose of acacia and hawthorn flowers. On the palate, you get great freshness, with rich and generous tropical and citrus fruits balanced with a fine acidity. This wine surely is a crowd pleaser.

Winery Details

Les Grands Chais de France was founded by Joseph Helfrich in 1979.

The GCF Group is the privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France and a viticulturist and maturation specialist at the head of over 3,000 ha of vineyards.

In just one generation, they have become a major stakeholder for producers in Alsace, Jura, Languedoc, Bordeaux, Loire, Burgundy and more recently in Provence. They we are the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. They have also expanded to partner with wine-growers and producers in Hungary, and New Zealand.

The vineyards of Domaine de la Madone stretch over the Thau Bassin and the Hérault river. It covers 15 hectares of vines planted in scrubland and sandy soils on the high terroir des Castelnaux. The Domaine de la Madone family have owned the single estate for many generations.

Wine Summary

Winery/Producer: Les Grands Chais de France - Domaine de la Madone

Grape(s): 100% Picpoul

Style: White, dry

Origin: Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Vinification: The grapes are conventionally harvested at night when the grapes have reached full maturity in order to preserve the aromas and the fruit intensity. Grapes are pressed immediately to protect the grapes from oxidation.

Aging: Aged in stainless steel vats.

% ABV: 12.5%