Situated on the shores of the Bassin de Thau (a saltwater lagoon devoted to the cultivation of shellfish) Grange des Rocs is run by Etienne Lalande. The tiny appellation of Picpoul de Pinet itself is to be found to the south of Pezenas and the area produces thirst-quenching whites bursting with lip-smacking acidity ('Picpoul' translates into 'lip-stinger) that accompany the local seafood perfectly. This particular white is made from the ancient Piquepoul grape from vines grown on limestone and clay. Makes for a great aperitif, even better with oysters!
A clear light golden in colour. Fresh aromas of citrus fruits and apricots. On the palate, dry and crisp with the trademark vibrant acidity to the fore. The finish is cleansing and bright. Try with a scallop ceviche, steamed mussels with leeks or fried squid with aioli.