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Picpoul de Pinet: une odyssée viticole en Languedoc

Picpoul de Pinet: une odyssée viticole en Languedoc

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  • Publisher: De La Martinière
  • Language: French
  • Release date: 04/2018
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Dimensions: 20.8 x 25.1 cm
  • Weight: 624g
  • Format: softcover
  • ISBN: 9782732484525


At the edge of the Mediterranean, at the bottom of the Gulf of Lion, the terroir of the protected designation of origin Picpoul de Pinet stretches north of the Etang de Thau, in the middle of the triangle Agde-Pézenas-Sète. Here lies the largest white wine region of the Languedoc: a limestone plateau exposed to the south-east sun covered with fragrant garrigues and neat vineyards, dotted with high pine forests... Its wine, with a pale green crystal color and a floral and penetrating nose, has a beautiful natural acidic edge that gives it great freshness.

This book invites you to leaf through the history of Piquepoul, this native grape variety that sprang up spontaneously on this land and has never felt the desire to leave it. Like the images of a luminous kaleidoscope with the colors of the sea and the sky, the current facets of the Picpoul de Pinet appellation are revealed throughout the pages: its preserved landscape, its grape harvest, its emblematic bottle, the imprint of women on its production or the Thau Music Festival...

The author:

Marc Médevielle, formerly a journalist specializing in the wines of southern France, has taken a step back from the immediate news to explore historical literature and old periodicals. He is particularly interested in the period before the era of industrial viticulture in the 19th century in Languedoc and its possible contemporary legacy. In this game, the piquepoul grape variety and its eventful destiny have been valuable research drivers.

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