Picpoul de Pinet: Domaine Gaujal 2021
This alluring and tangy Picpoul de Pinet wine is made just north of the Bassin de Thau, a large salt water lagoon near Montpellier in the Languedoc. It makes a bracing aperitif, but a bottle of Picpoul de Pinet and a bucket of oysters? Food and wine matching doesn't get much simpler or better than that.
This Picpoul de Pinet from Domaine Gaujal actually hails from Pinet itself, one of six communes permitted to deploy the appellation, and is rated by aficionados as being one of the best. We first were introduced to it by the then Mayor of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Jean-Pierre Boisson, on a buying trip to the Languedoc in 2003, when it was virtually unknown in the U.K. It is bien classique with a lovely citrus zest and ozone bouquet and whistle-clean plate with a bracing, fresh finish.
Unsurprisingly, this Picpoul de Pinet wine can frequently be found in the restaurants and shops that line the waterfront. Bring on the bivalves!
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Languedoc, Picpoul de Pinet|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Piquepoul|
|Food & Wine Matching||Chicken and Turkey, Oysters, Seafood, White Fish|
|Cellarage||Drink this Picpoul de Pinet wine within 3 years of vintage.|
|Vinification||The Piquepoul grapes are picked at optimum ripeness (between 13 and 15.5 degrees C.) and after careful racking, the wine is vinified. The wine is then bottled towards the end of April the following year.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
Domaine Gaujal is one of 13 independent domaines in the white-wine only appellation of Picpoul de Pinet. It has been owned by the Gaujal family since 1743. Domaine Gaujal covers 63 hectares of which 18 are planted with Piquepoul and it is located in the heart of the Picpoul de Pinet appellation near the Bassin de Thau, a vast, coastal saltwater lagoon, and to the west of the city of Montpellier.
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Picpoul de Pinet: Domaine Gaujal - Yapp Brothers One Minute Review
Bianca Ford reviews the Picpoul de Pinet: Domaine Gaujal - from the Bassin de Thau, zesty and vibrant, ideal with mussels or oysters.Yapp Brothers Videos