“LES GIRELLES” PICPOUL DE PINET
Picpoul de Pinet
Innovation, passion and dedication are what drives Jean-Luc and Anne Colombo, whose contributions to Rhône Valley winemaking is unparalleled. A devotee of the Syrah grape and armed with a pharmacy degree, Jean-Luc and his wife, Anne, opened their wine laboratory in 1984, “Centre Oenologique des Côtes du Rhône” and quickly developed a thriving reputation as a wine consultant throughout France. For their significant life-long contributions to their country, both Jean-Luc and Anne have been awarded the French Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian award. The Colombo’s innovative approach in the northern appellation of Cornas was nothing short of revolutionary. Today, Jean-Luc Colombo’s wines express the typicity of their terroir with elegance and character, from the Côte Rôtie in the northern Rhône to his Provençal roses.WINEMAKING
“Les Girelles” is named after the local fish in the Mediterranean (the Rainbow Wrasses); This wine’s delicate balance accompanies it well.
100% Picpoul de Pinet (original name) from vines planted in the limestone hills near Bouzigues (across the water from Sete) in the Languedoc region of Southern France.
The wine undergoes controlled fermentation and maceration at 65ºF, 100% in stainless steel tanks.TASTING NOTES
Elegant, dry, and succulent possessing a lemon scented, unusual muscular body with a dry but floral finish. This wine is perfect with shellfish and local fare as its high natural acidity accompanies it well, similar to wines from the North such as Melon de Bourgogne that marries with fish of all types.
Lovely as an aperitif or with any seafood appetizers and or seafood main courses. Great with salads, chicken dishes and crab cakes.