Alternative Picpoul – biodynamic/natural – terroir-driven – low/no added sulphites
We are delighted to be working with Francois de Monval and Florent Girou by bringing their exciting selection of wines to Scotland. Les Equilibristes is the brain child of this pair as they aim to produce one of a kind, quirky cuvees from small estates all across France. Most importantly, their central ideal is to fashion wines that possess the équilibre (‘balance’).
Each year, they visit their grower friends and purchase a select amount of grapes from which they produce terroirs-driven, organic cuvees that express a clear identity and sense of place. The results are simply stunning, as Florent (the winemaker) uses little to no added sulphites and other minimal intervention techniques to allow the grapes to truly speak for themselves.
Of particular interest is their ‘Pic Poul’ cuvee, which provides an alternative take on the ever popular grape variety. Expect an energetic palate, unsullied by large doses of sulphites, displaying a rich texture and bright citrus notes before a mineral-laden finish.