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Domaine de Montredon, Picpoul de Pinet

Domaine de Montredon is a family-owned estate in Castelnau de Guers.

Marion Alliès and her brother Guillaume have been making the regional speciality of AOP Picpoul de Pinet here for 5 generations.

The sunny south of France is perfect for producing healthy, ripe grapes without too much need for intervention. Despite its relatively high acidity this is fairly late ripening grape here and is harvested after some of the red varieties. 

The vineyards are planted on clay and limestone soils in this Mediterranean climate where long, hot summers and relatively mild winters help to bring the Piquepoul (Picpoul de Pinet) grapes to full phenolic ripeness.

The 40 hectare estate has 18 hectares of Picpoul de Pinet in production. While Marion is dedicated to commercial activities, Guillaume is in charge of the vineyard and the cellar, where he makes a handcrafted Picpoul. He is a talented winemaker who pays great attention to details, with winemaking experience in the Maipo Valley in Chile, which helps him take the best out of both New and Old World know-how. Guillaume Alliès produces a complex, deep and lively example of this fresh, vibrant wine - a great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc.

 

Domaine de Montredon