The tiny appellation of Picpoul de Pinet is to be found on the shores of the Bassin de Thau to the South of Pezenas and is part of the sprawling Coteaux du Languedoc appellation. It spreads through the Mediterranean garrigue which gives of a huge complexity of scents, all of which intermingle with the vineyard. Chateau de la Mirande itself is located in the commune of Castelnau-de-Guers and is run by Joseph Albajan who makes a typically thirst-quenching Picpoul de Pinet from the ancient Piquepoul grape. It spreads through the Mediterranean garrigue which gives of a huge complexity of scents, all of which intermingle with the vineyard. The vines are up to 100 years old, the grapes are hand harvested and although uncertified, the Chateau adheres to organic principles.
A clear, light gold in colour. Fresh aromas of peaches, apricots and citrus fruits. The texture is very crisp with good acidity. The flavours are of stone fruits, white flowers with a dash of lemon and lime. Very bright and cleansing finish.