Cuvée Caroline, Picpoul de Pinet, France 2019
This is without a doubt a "gourmet" Picpoul created by the Morin family in France. A lovely, bright, aromatic and fresh white wine which goes perfectly with seafood, grilled fish or white meat in a creamy sauce.
It has fresh aromas of white flowers, acacia and hawthorn; fresh and saline palate but with a slight roundness for a Picpoul.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
It was in 1966 that the Morin family took ownership of the estate.
Today Caroline Morin is the young winemaker in charge trying to express the fabulous terroir through her wines of great finesse and minerality. Cuvée Caroline has been specially blended to be a gastronomic wine, with the body and balance that is perfect to accompany seafood and fish dishes.
In the appellation, the method of pruning is Double Cordon de Royat and yield is limited to 60 hls/ha. Piquepoul is the latest developing grape of the vineyard. It is harvested at the end of September and sometimes as late as the beginning of October.
100% Picpoul harvested at night in order to preserve aromas and freshness. Immediate pressing and cold settling at a very low temperature. Once fermentation is achieved, the wine is aged on fine lees with regular stirring of the lees in order to bring richness and roundness.