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. 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. Grown on a mixture of clay and limestone this crisp, dry white wine is a perfect foil to virtually any fish or seafood dish.
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. Serve with linguine of crab and chilli, moules mariniere or a simple new potato salad.