ABOUT THIS WINE:
From sustainably farmed vineyards near the Bassin of Thau, the vines face the morning sun. Dry and cold wind blows away the clouds and dries out the soils. This lack of water is partially balanced by the sea sprays coming from the Bassin of Thau, the region’s oyster capital. This terroir gives birth to elegant and aromatic white wines. Picpoul de Pinet is a late ripening grape and harvest takes place end Septem ber, into October. Night harvested in order to preserve aromas and freshness. Im mediate pressing and cold settling at a very low temperature. Once fermentation is complete, the wine is aged on the fine lees with occasional batonnage in order to bring richness and roundness. Great attention is paid to protecting the wine with a high level of CO2 throughout until bottling, allowing a lower level of sulphites to be used.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER:
Near the Bassin de Thau and running along the Via Domitia, Domaine Morin Langaran has existed since 1330. Then, it belonged to the Order of the Knights of the Holy Spirit. During the religious wars, monks abandoned their possession and families to ensure its upkeep. François Engarran acquired and gave it its current name in 1595. The estate stayed in the Engarran family until 1652. At the end of the First French Empire and with the rise in popularity of Picpoul, the life and wines of the estate expanded rapidly. In 1896 and 1897, the Despetis family represented Domaine de Langaran for Picpoul and Clairette. Legend has it that the Empress Eugénie (Napolean’s wife) tried to buy this property as a secondary home. The Morin family, who have been a winemaking family since the early 1800’s, acquired it in 1966. Caroline Morin has taken over as winemaker for the family from her father Albert. Caroline, a young and dynamic winemaker, brings out the best of this excellent terroir in wines with much finesse and a lovely minerality.
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