COSTIERES DE POMEROL
Just west of Montpellier on the Mediterranean coast of France lies the picturesque ‘Etang de Thau’, a salt lagoon which is home to oyster farming. Overlooked by the city of Sete, it stretches as far as Agde to the west. If you travel inland from the Etang de Thau, you cross the ‘costières’ or broad terraces, that characterize the local landscape. This limestone plateau faces full south, and is covered not just with ‘garrigue’, or pine brush, but also vineyards. This is the home of Picpoul de Pinet, the south’s most popular white, and the main claim to fame of the eponymous co-operative winery Les Costières de Pomerols.
Founded in 1932, Les Costières de Pomerols is one of the largest Cave Co-ops of Southern France, producing two million bottles per year. They boast state of the art vinification and bottling. The cellar currently employs 18 people.
Although their flagship wine continues to be Picpoul de Pinet, they produce a wide range of fresh white, rose and red wines.
Saint Peyre Picpoul de Pinet Languedoc
Saint Peyre Sauvignon Pays d’Oc
Saint Peyre Viognier Pays d’Oc
Le Montalus Blanc Pays d’Oc