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Extra Brut Méthode Traditionelle 2020


    Sparkling Picpoul - yes, the future is already here!
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    Extra Brut Méthode Traditionelle 2020

      • Languedoc, France


      • Special online price
        6 bottle minimum online order – buy a case or mix 6+
        Buy a case of 6 | Price per bottle: £17.50 GBP
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      • Style: Sparkling
        Grape varieties: 100% Piquepoul Blanc
        Closure type: Cork
        Vol: 75 cL
        • Vegetarian
        • Vegan


        Sparkling Picpoul - yes, the future is already here!


        Grown on southern slopes overlooking tidal sea lakes which create a microclimate which moderates weather and encourages cooler breezes to pass through. The Piquepoul grape is native to southern France where, even this far south, can yield fruit with high acidity that is perfect for sparkling wines. There are two theories as to the meaning of the word ‘piquepoul’ – the first translation is ‘lip stinger’ which is the effect of the high acidity of the grape; the second refers to the hens (‘poul’) in the vineyards pecking/lancing (‘picque’) the low hanging grapes.

        Tasting notes

        Pale yellow colour with green highlights, fine clean bubbles. Fine and discreet on the nose with fresh white fruit aromas then dried fruit appearing after aeration. Soft mouthfeel, refreshed by a delicious lovely pearly texture, slightly toasty hazelnut aromas followed by a refreshing acidity reminiscent of its still cousin, Picpoul de Pinet.


        Plot selection of young Piquepoul vines, grapes are harvested at night, direct pressing at low pressure. Alcoholic fermentation a low temperature, quick racking of clear wines then bottling and bottle fermentation. Riddling and ageing for 9 months minimum, cold disgorging then addition of tirage liqueur, bottling and labelling.

        Food pairings

        Great as apéritif, but also matches well with seafood and fruit based desserts.



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