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Domaine Felines Jourdan

Piquepoule

Languedoc, France

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Domaine Felines Jourdan

Piquepoule is a wise choice when you have friends over; one who will only drink chardonnay and the other will only drink sauv blanc. This will end that problem, as both will really enjoy this mellow but crisp white with a hint of fennel. A unique white wine from near a shellfish-rich lagoon, great with seafood and fab on its own.

Country
France
Region
Languedoc
Grapes
Piquepoule
Vintage
2017
ABV
13.5
Code
10056
Style
White
Intensity Light bodied Full bodied
Acidity Low High
Style Dry Sweet
Claude Jourdan

Claude Jourdan runs this estate close to Meze, the oyster capital of Southwest France. The Domaine was started in 1983 by Claude’s mother and uncle, and some of the Grenache and Carignan vines date back to then. Much of Claude's outstanding Picpoul comes from 50 year old vines from her grandfather’s vineyard about 20 kilometres away.

 

The vineyard runs down to the Bassin de Thau lagoon, where oyster and mussel beds reminded us of Bantry Bay. This explains the superb affinity of her Picpoul de Pinet with shellfish. The moisture-laden breezes are perfect for growing grapes and keep the temperatures a good five or six degrees lower than vineyards only a kilometre away.

 

This cooling influence gives the grapes a chance to develop some complexity, and is one reason that Claude doesn't use oak for any of her wines. To do so would only mask their freshness and delicate fruit flavours. It also illustrates the importance of location and how regional wines often pair best with regional foods. Try this with oysters and test the theory for yourself.

Domaine Felines Jourdan

The Cadastres vineyard is on the higher plateau of the appellation Picpoul de Pinet; here the vines overlook the Mediterranean sea. There is variety of different soils: white and chalky, red and gravelly. Altitude 50 meters. Like in Félines, the weather is the typical one of the appellation Picpoul de Pinet. It’s the driest area of the Languedoc with only 600mm of rainfalls per year. The temperatures are middle, with gentle winter (days of frost are rare). The domaine is in Pomerols area.

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