Domaine de Montredon, France
Guillaume Alliès is a talented winemaker who pays great attention to detail. With winemaking experience in the Maipo Valley in Chile, he has been able to get the best out of both the New and Old Worlds and now focuses on his region's speciality of Picpoul de Pinet producing a complex, deep and lively example of this fresh, vibrant wine.
The vineyards are planted on clay and limestone soils. The vines are on average 15 years old and yield 55 hl per hectare. 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.