PICPOUL DE PINET 'TERRE DES TREIZE VENTS' 2011, DOMAINE DES LAURIERS
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Picpoul de Pinet is enjoying a surge in popularity right now. While many are overly austere without enough fruit to counter their bone-dry character, the 'Terre des Treize Vents' 2011 from Domaine des Lauriers is a brilliant example of the style done just right.
In our search for a great Picpoul, we tasted the wines of every producer in the area and Domaine des Lauriers stood out as the best: a true artisan expertly making outstanding wine. Dry and refreshing, yet with a lovely fresh fruit character and a satisfying mouthfeel, this is a really gluggable white at a great price, wonderful with seafood or on its own, and exclusive to Roberson. What are you waiting for?
The Cabrol family have been at Domaine des Lauriers since 1969 and today Marc Cabrol farms 45ha in the Picpoul de Pinet
appellation, planted to eleven different varieties. Of course, it is the Picpoul itself (or Piquepoul is it is called locally) that is the main
draw and Lauriers is rightfully known as one of the areas best sources.
In an appellation still dominated by co-operatives, it is a pleasure to discover the wines of an artisanal producer. Marc practices very
conscientious viticulture and is a member of Terravitis, a collection of winemaking estates that adhere to responsible, environmentally
friendly practices and promote bio-diversity within their estates. In the winery, everything is done to ensure the wines maintain their
steely freshness, so the grapes are pressed no more than 45mins after being picked, there is no pumping (everything is gravity fed)
and temperature control is used to preserve the fresh fruit aromas and flavours.
- PRODUCT CODE
- WINE TYPE
- BOTTLE SIZE
- GRAPE VARIETIES
- Picpoul Blanc
- Domaine des Lauriers
- COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
- Languedoc Roussillon
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