This versatile crisp white is made from the ancient Picpoul grape, grown by Étang de Thau, a string of lagoons stretching from the coast to the Pyrénées in southwest France. Clean and mineral, with delicate note of exotic fruit. At home in Languedoc, Picpoul de Pinet wines are often paired with local seafood like mussels and oysters, it's also great with fish and chips or perfect as an aperitif.
Domaine des Lauriers, near Pezenas in the Languedoc, stretches over 45 hectares throughout the Mediterranean garrigue. There is a range of soils: from red clay containing large pebbles which reflect the sun and help ripen the grapes; and on the hillsides, you find water holding calcareous clay, so grapes don’t suffer from lack of water even during dry Mediterranean summers.
Their vineyards are close to the coast, and the wines here always have good freshness and balance. We've always admired their sustainable approach, they’re Terra Vitis certified. They are among a small group of Picpoul producers who are making wines that fit well with modern tastes while also being faithful to their appellation