St. Jean des Sources

These vineyards were created in 1330 by monks of the Holy Spirit Order. Stretching along the Thau lagoon to the west of the Mediterranean’s Golfe de Lyon lies the largest white wine producing area in the Languedoc – the Picpoul de Pinet terroir. Located on a sunny limestone plateau, the climate is hot and humid with abundant Mediterranean vegetation bordering the vineyards. Fresh herbs and scattered pines grow abound. Limestone and sandy soil deposits – along with the cooling sea breezes – create these extraordinary white wines.

Wine Appellation
Saint Jean Des Sources, Picpoul De Pinet Languedoc
Available in: New Hampshire
Grown: France
Languedoc
The Languedoc wine region of France is located on the border of the Mediterranean Sea, between the Rhône delta and Spain. The Languedoc region produces mostly red wines, a large portion of which is "Vin de Table" and "Vin de Pays". Languedoc wines are everyday drinking wines. Vineyards in the Languedoc are generally planted along the coastal plains of the Mediterranean. The peak growing season (between May and August) is very dry and the majority of its rainfall occurs during the winter. The main grapes found throughout the Languedoc wine region are Carignan, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsaut (red); Maccabéo, Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Picpoul, Clairette (white).