Picpoul de Pinet AOP

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Picpoul de Pinet AOP

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The appellation is located in the center of the French winegrowing region Languedoc, The former VDQS wine was classified as AOC in 2013 and belongs to the second quality category "Grands Vins du Languedoc". Under King Louis XVI. (1754-1793) allowed the winemakers to brand on each barrel the brand "Vin de Pinet". Under Emperor Napoleon III. (1808-1873), the wine was very popular at the farm and was served at his wedding. The vineyards cover 2,400 hectares of vineyards on a loaded with quartz pebbles clay-limestone plateau. They then extend to the lagoon Étang de Thau through the six communities of Castelnau -de-Guers, Florensac, Mèze, Montagnac, Pinet and Pomèrols in the department Hérault, The green-gold lemon-flavored white wine becomes 100% unmixed from Picpoul de Pinet ( Piquepoul Blanc ) pressed.

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