Demoiselles de Castelnau, Picpoul de Pinet Cuvée L'Etang
Varieties : Piquepoul.
Terroir: Castelnau is in the northern zone of the appellation which is warmer and more humid. Vines are interspersed with garrigue and pine trees and grow on cretaceous limestone mixed with clay marls (argilo-calcaire). The southern zone is a sandy, gravel-covered plain with uniform rows of well-exposed vines that tilt down to the Mediterranean’s Thau Basin.
Harvest: Combination of manual and mechanical conducted during cooler nighttime hours
Yields: 55 hectoliters/hectare
Vinification & Elevage: Pneumatic press used. Fermentation with selected yeast in temperature-controlled stainless steel cuves. Wine is moved to temp-controlled stainless steel tanks and kept on its fine lees until late February when it is filtered and bottled.