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  • Previous vintage was Number 1 in Decanter's 'Top 10 Picpoul de Pinets'
  • A wonderfully refreshing white with nice minerality and citrus fruits
  • Grown meters from the oyster beds of the Bassin de Thau, it pairs perfectly with fish and shellfish
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Pale-Straw
Nose White peach, ananas smell, parfume of white roses.
Palate Lively, exotic fruits according to the nose.
Food Pairing Oysters, assorted fruit de mer or grilled seafood.
Cellaring 1-3 Years
Notes Picpoul de Pinet is located in the Languedoc region in the south of France. It is one of the few regions in France that is named after the grape varietal that is most common there.
Variety Picpoul
Body Light - Medium Bodied
Oak Type None
Vintage 2016
Region Languedoc Roussillon
Country France
Sustainability None
Alcohol 12.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Chateau Font-Mars
The passion of wine growing and producing is an old tradition for the de Clock family. Originally of Dutch origins, Jean Clock, settled in Bordeaux in 1679 and decided to cultivate a vineyard that would last in the region for centuries. As a result of his incredible contribution, King Louis the XIV (who recognized the quality of his wines) naturalized him French in 1686.

Like numerous generations of winegrowers and just after his marriage with Camille de Vulliod, Leon de Clock undertook to manage the vineyard of the Domaine. Le Château Font-Mars (The Castle of Font-Mars) is still situated on the property at Mèze. Since 1864 until today the property has been managed by the ancestors of Camille, with Jean-Baptiste de Clock (their youngest son) now the owner, he continues to perpetuate the family traditions with pride.
Languedoc Roussillon
Languedoc-Roussillon is oft called by the abbreviated 'Languedoc' - It's the coastal region of southern France from Provence to the Pyrenees Mountains and borders with Spain. With over 3 times the amount of vines than the entire of Bordeaux it's a vast region that produces a lot of wine. Vin de Pays d'Oc and sparkling Crémant de Limoux are two of its most famous exports.



The regions history when it comes to wine is a long a rich one, however it is also home to some of the newest AUC appellations in France, like Cabardès, which was only officially recognised in 1999. The region is a haven for enthusiasts of wine on a budget, for it is here you can find some remarkably high-quality wines without breaking the bank. Given the higher amount of sun hours experienced in the South of France, the wines coming from there are more full bodied and rich than from other more prestigious regions.



In the recent past (1970's) Languedoc region was known to produce vast amounts of cheap wine that didn't help its reputation region at all, however a steady improvement now sees it responsible for producing some great value wines that are generally blends, though not entirely so. Carignan, Syrah, Grenache, Chardonnay, Carmenere, Cinsault and Picpoul are some of the most common widely planted varietals. Grower cooperatives produce some remarkable wines alongside their more traditional winery neighbours.

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