Face à la Mer Cotes de Thau Picpoul-Terret
- Vintage: 2021
- Origin: Southern France
- Taste guide: Fresh, dry, medium bodied, smooth yet unoaked. A fresh nose, grapefruit and grassy nuances with a crisp mineral background. Citrussy dry palate with hints of apple along with that mineral quality throughout. Superb quality for the money, difficult to find another like this at just over £6.
- 75cl - 12.5% - screwcap
- Food Match: Fish for sure but also fine with lightly seasoned chicken dishes, salads or as an aperitif.
- Vegan and vegetarian friendly
The Florensac terroir is one of the oldest planted vineyards near the Mediterranean coast and unusually for the South of France, this is a specialist white wine producer benefiting from the cooling breezes that moderate the heat. Les Vignerons de Florensac is a wine cooperative consisting of 89 growers, rich in ancestral knowledge working together to produce the best of each grape varietal in respect of the local environment and terrior.
Bordered by the Etang de Thau, the soil is characterised to the north by a vast clay-limestone plateau, and to the south by a plain made up mainly of sand deposits. The influence of the Mediterranean and the pond offers a temperate climate very favourable to the development of aromas by limiting the thermal differences between day and night in the very dry summer period.
The grapes are harvested at night and immediately destemmed at the winery, followed by a cold maceration of the fruit for 2 hours, thereafter the grapes are then gently pressed. Fermentation occurs at cool temperatures to maintain the fresh fruit flavours.