On the south coast, Languedoc-Roussillon is a dynamic area, full of interest and is rapidly developing a reputation for great value wines. Many established names are increasing in popularity and consumption: Minervois, Corbières and Picpoul de Pinet. During the 1970s, the Languedoc-Roussillon was guilty of overproducing cheap jug wine. Old Grenache vineyards were ripped out and replaced with high-yield grape varieties such as Carignan. Since then, the region has slowly been recovering its status as a quality producer by reducing yields and going back to blending in more Grenache.
On the nose, there is a powerful balance between black fruits and stewed fruits with subtle cocoa aromas. The palate has a sumptuous balance between the strength of the wine and the fineness of its tannins. The sweetness is persistent and develops greedily. Great aging potential.
A great mix of red and black berries followed by bacon and spicy notes. Round and juicy in the mouth with plenty of ripe fruit.
Racine Picpoul de Pinet
Floral and enticing on the nose, exuberantly fresh on the palate with pear drop fruit, a slightly salty edge and underlying minerality. This is an incredibly fruity and concentrated Picpoul – yet still fine and elegant with a very long finish.