Domaine Pujol

Cuvée Saint Fructueux
Minervois AOP 2014

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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 three generations have worked on the Estate. Today the property is totally self sufficient, with its own bottling, a brand new cellar and aging facilities.

A major investment which 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 50 hectares, 15 of which are Minervois AOC.

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Advice

Domaine Pujol represents 50 hectares, 15 of which are Minervois AOC. Varietals that may be found in the AOC are Syrah (50%), Grenache Noir (20%), old Cinsault, over 30 years (20%) and old Carignan, over 50 years (10%).
The vineyards are located around Saint Frichoux, in an area where 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.

Syrah 80%
Grenache Noir 15%
Mourvèdre 5%

Harvesting is mechanical and the harvest is totally destemmed.

Wine making is traditional with temperature control. Maceration lasts 30 days.

Maturing in new oak casks for 12 months.

Serve at 16 / 18°C.

Dark red colour. Bouquet of red fruit, soft vanilla.

Powerful and complex taste, overrripe fruit, soft tannin frame and silky, long lasting impression.

This wine will complement red spicy meats, venison, tasty dishes and powerful cheese.

It can be kept up to 8 years.