Located over the Bassin of Thau and all along the Via Domitia, the Vineyard was created in 1330. It was the property of a religious order: the Holy-Spirit order. During the religious wars, monks abandoned their properties. Several families took care of the vineyard but its name was given by François Engarran in 1595 when he became the owner.
The vineyard then remained in the Engarran family until 1652. In 1966, the Morin family (winegrowers from father to son since 1830) became the vineyard’s owner under Albert Morin’s authority. It is totally under the AOP Picpoul de Pinet. The estate is located on a calcareous plateau covered with very small stones and fine sand. Near the Bassin of Thau, the vines face the Morning sun. The Tramontane, dominant, dry and cold wind blows the clouds and dries out the soils. This lack of water is partially balanced by the sea sprays coming from the Bassin of Thau.
Made from Piquepoul grapes grown on clay and limestone soil.
Piquepoul is the latest ripening grape of the vineyard. It is harvested at the end of September and even sometimes at the beginning of October. Night harvest in order to preserve aromas and freshness. Immediate pressing and cold settling at a very low temperature. Once fermentation is achieved, the wine is aged on fine lees with regular stirring of the lees in order to bring richness and roundness.
Bright and pale yellow wine with very fresh aromas of white flowers, acacia and hawthorn; fresh and saline palate but with a slight roundness for a Picpoul. This wine is a ‘gourmet’ Picpoul.
Good to go with salmon, swordfish, scallops, oysters, clams and rich cream or butter sauces, fish pie, mahi mahi with mango & avocado salsa salad or a salad topped with strawberries and goat cheese…