Saint-Hilaire Picpoul de Pinet

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Classic crisp and easy-drinking Picpoul de Pinet

Our Picpoul de Pinet is a worthy ambassador of the ancient Piquepoul grape variety which rarely grown outside of a small area few miles around our villages of Pinet and Montagnac.  Five years ago this wine was virtually unknown in the UK but has since exploded in popularity and is now a mainstay of many UK French restaurants.

This wine has been selected by the Saint Hilaire team after a rigorous tasting of wines made by neighbouring vineyards. 

Tasting Notes

Our selected wine is made from  late-harvested grapes and reveals subtle flavours of acacia and hawthorn.  With its crisp finish this wine is a perfect accompaniment to shellfish and fish dishes. 

Varieties:   100 % Piquepoul Blanc

Mechanical harvest at night at the coolest period in order to avoid oxidation and  keep the freshness in the wine. Cold settling, fermentation in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts at controlled temperature; no malolactic fermentation.

Ageing:  Remains in stainless steel tank for 3 to 4 months

Classification:  AOP Picpoul de Pinet

Terroir:  Limestone

Varieties:   100 % Piquepoul Blanc

Alcohol:  13%

Acidity:  4,2 g/l

Closure:  Diam I or equivalent

Bottle:  Traditional “Neptune”  green bottle, with rear label description in English and French.