The Cabrol family have been at Domaine des Lauriers since 1969 and today Marc Cabrol farms 45ha in the Picpoul de Pinet appellation, planted to eleven different varieties. Of course, it is the Picpoul itself (or Piquepoul is it is called locally) that is the main draw and Lauriers is rightfully known as one of the areas best sources. The winery was built in the early 1900s to meet the needs of Mediterranean viticulture at that period. In 1995, following the purchase of the building by the “Domaine des Lauriers”, extensive modernisation work was undertaken at the facility to deliver optimal hygiene standards during the wine-making process. Major earthworks, embedding the eastern side of the building, were carried out to improve hydrometry and ensure a constant temperature.
Region : Languedoc
Appellation : Picpoul de Pinet
Grape Variety : 100% Piquepoul
Colour : White
Agricultural practices : Sustainable wine
Winemaking : The grape harvest is transported in all-stainless steel trailer containers fitted with large-diametre helical screws (40 cm), without pumps, to preserve optimum skin tissue integrity during transport. The containers are equipped with airtight covers to protect the grape harvest from oxidation; the grapes are processed in the winery within 45 minutes maximum of being picked so that only the finest quality wines are obtained.
ABV : 13.5%
Tasting notes:: Brilliant robe with green tints. A young and pleasant nose, a symphony of aromas blending tropical fruit and peach. Harmonious and delicately shaded palate with an exuberant hint of tropical fruit.
Serving temperature : 10 °C
Food pairing : Seafood, starters