Domaine Pujol

Mitre de l’Évêque
Minervois AOP 2016


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.







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 « Balcons de l’Aude » are the vineyards where these grapes come from. Soil is mainly clay and limestone withbunter sandstone.

Syrah 70%
Grenache Noir 30%

The harvest is done by machine, with sorting of the grapes.
The best juices will be used for this limited cuvee.
The varietals are vinified separately.
Emphasis is put on soft extraction, with long maceration under temperature control.

Serve at 17°C.

This wine is very powerful and will need some time to give its full expression. It can be cellared 8 to 10 years.

Pair it with rich food, like venison or stew.