Domaine Pujol

Sur la Pointe des Pieds
Minervois white AOP 2021

Sur-la-pointe-des-pieds-900

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

Domaine Pujol has for some time now produced high class red Minervois. They had wished to make a white Minervois and developed it slowly, tiptoed into this (sur la pointe des pieds) with the idea that their sandstone soils had the required potential.
Vineyard: Mix of cool clay-limestone soils and clay-sandstone soils from higher altitude, north and west facing plots.

Macabeu 70%
Grenache 30%

Vinification: Selection of free run and first press juices, fermented at 18°C and matured on fine lees for 30 days, stirred into suspension if the daily tasting so requires.

Tasting: Fresh, with notes of pineapple emerging on aeration. On the palate, a well-rounded, soft wine with a delightful liveliness, giving a well-balanced finish with a lingering fruitiness.
Pairing: Trout meunière, flambéed prawns, semi-matured goat cheese, 36-month Comté cheese. Serve lightly chilled, at around 11°C.