www.croix-gratiot.com

Situated between Bassin de Thau and hills of pines, the vineyard of La Croix Gratiot is on the village of Montagnac. The vines planted on a loamy-limestone soil profit from the marine trade winds and the scents of the scrubland. This microclimate allows the grapes to reach an optimal maturity and to fully express the typicity of the grapes varieties during the different process of winemaking.

The estates produce AOC Languedoc Picpoul de Pinet and IGP Pays Oc. Yves and Hugues own the vineyard for 25 years, and decided in 2004 to create the winery. Since 2007, their daughter Anaïs Ricome oversees the team for winemaking and sale of wine.

La Croix Gratiot Picpoul de Pinet 2015

Bright yellow robe with green highlights. Aromas of fruit with white flesh, notes of pears with a hint of citrus. Fresh and lively on the palate, a slight roundness atypically found in the middle palate that softens and helps to differentiate. Serve at 10 ° C over seafood, shellfish and grilled fish.

Appellation: Coteaux du Languedoc
Grape: Picpoul de Pinet
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Soil: clay, limestone
Winemaking: Harvested at night, stalked and crushed. Cold settling. Fermentation at controlled temperature of 15 ° C. Maturation in vats for 4 months.

REVIEWS:
La Croix Gratiot Picpoul de Pinet 2010 WA 196 August 2011

Rouge Cerise 2015

Gourmand wine. Jammy ripe cherry fruit nuances are well integrated with smoky notes. This wine will pleasantly accompany your appetizers, grilled meats and chocolate desserts. Serve slightly chilled.

Appellation: Coteaux du Languedoc
Grape: Syrah
Alcohol: 13.5%
Soil: clay, limestone
Winemaking: Pre-fermentation at low temperatures, gentle extraction, daily punching during alcoholic fermentation. Fermentation is short (about a week ).

Languedoc