Domaine Muret Picpoul de Pinet 2021

Domaine Muret Picpoul de Pinet 2021

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Country: France

Region: Languedoc 

Grapes: Piquepoul Blanc

Vintage: 2021

ABV: 12.5%

Bottle size: 75cl

Viticulture: organic

Winemaking: grapes are harvested by hand, during the night, to retain all the freshness and selected at perfectly monitored maturity.

Vegan?: no


Gold colour with green glints, a citrus, olive and acacia flower nose leading to a really fresh attack on the palate layered with concentrated lime/lemon fruit aromas, acacia, hawthorn and almond. Long, crisp and racy finish. A perfect Picpoul.


About the winemaker: Christophe Muret was once the biggest exporter of melons in France, apparently selling over a million a year to the UK alone. He lived in Moissac, famous for Chasselas eating grapes and once he decided enough was enough, he sold up and moved to the hills where Picpoul de Pinet is made and set up his own wine producing domaine, an enterprise that yields nowhere near the profits of melons, but far more life style, and so he continues on his path.

His enthusiasm for his vines, which he cultivates on a minimal intervention principle (and is in effect organic), is infectious, but it is his love of Syrah that is absolutely fantastic.