Domaine Pujol

Cuvée Saint Fructueux
Minervois AOP 2017

Saint Fructueux

Estate bottled

Thyme blossoms in Spring

The 5 hectares owned by Louis Biscan in 1900 became Domaine Pujol when he married his daughter to Edouard Pujol in the thirties. Since then four generations have worked on the Estate. Today the property is totally self sufficient, with its own bottling, a brand new cellar and ageing facilities.

This major investment  currently shows some return, with a quality no one argues with and lots of projects ahead for further improvement.

Clay and gravels result from alluvium brought in the Tertiary. Vertical layers of sandstone and marl alternate, thus providing a very good drainage of the soil. Thyme blossoms here in Spring.

Domaine Pujol represents 120 hectares, 30 of which are Minervois AOC.

Wine

Soil

Wine

Making

Drinking

Advice

Parcel selection.

The terroir for this cuvee was selected over twenty-five years ago.

Royat cord pruning helps to limit and control the ripening of the grapes.

The rows of vines are grassed 1 out of 2 to keep the soil alive, limiting considerably soil erosion.

They are worked to capture winter and spring rainwater.

Syrah 80%
Grenache Noir 15%
Mourvèdre 5%

Harvested at full ripeness of the berries.

The  grapes undergo a long maceration of six weeks with a very gentle vinification, punching down of the cap and regular pumping over for aeration. Maturing in oak barrels, then ageing in bottles. Wines are released after 3 years to be enjoyed or kept for further evolution.

Serve at 17°C.

Beautiful purple colour with bright tinges.
Intense nose of jammy black fruits (blackcurrant, blueberry), of garrigue (rockrose), cade, sage), roasted mocha and pretty woody.

The mouth, round, structured by melted tannins is remarkable of magnitude. On the palate, one finds the aromas marked by the morello cherry black licorice, ginger and precious woods.

Quails with truffles, lamb stew with thyme and olives but also venison,
spicy meats, spare ribs.