Telephone: 01992 525009

DOMAINE DE GUILLEMARINE Picpoul de Pinet

Picpoul de Pinet (the name refers to both grape, sometimes spelled Piquepoul, and appellation) is considered the ‘Muscadet of the south’, and certainly one can recognise a similar taste profile – a tight, racy minerality, a hint of salinity, though Picpoul tends to possess a broader, more floral fruit and perhaps a more pronounced vinosity. Many tasters also refer to a hint of white pepper. Domaine de Guillemarine has been in the same family for generations and has recently undergone extensive renovation with an increasing emphasis on lutte raisonnee farming practises on the south-facing vineyards, which border the Etang de Thau on one side, and the garrigue on the other. This delicious Picpoul has classic aromas of white flowers and stone fruit. The palate is crisp, refreshing and full of flavour with pear, lemon and pineapple fruits mingled with floral notes. The domaine is located just metres away from the great oyster beds of the Bassin, and Picpoul is unsurprisingly quaffed with the local oysters, and is deliciously suited to all simply prepared fish and shellfish dishes – the wine writer Charles Metcalfe, who has written a book on the pairing of food and wine, also notes that it is especially well adapted to oily fish such as mackerel and sardines. It is also a delight as an aperitif.

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DOMAINE DE GUILLEMARINE, Mèze

Single

6+

2013  PICPOUL DE PINET

        10.35

          9.65

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Shop Address

The Black Dog Wine Company
The Cart Barn
Ashlyn's Farm Shop
North Weald
Essex
CM16 6RZ

Shop Opening Hours

Tuesday - Friday 10.30 - 6.00
    Saturday 10.30 - 5.00
      Sunday 12.00 - 4.00
    Monday - Closed

Contact Details

Telephone 01992 525009