About Guilhem Durand
The Allies family has grown vines for several generations in Pomerols, along the northern edge of the Bassin de Thau. This large inland sea, on the southern part of the Pinet appellation, has a microclimate significantly influenced by cooling sea breezes which accounts for the particular expression of freshness in these whites. The soils are composed of clay and limestone.
Picpoul is an ancient white grape variety of the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France. Because it is fresh and zesty, it’s sometimes called it the ‘muscadet of the Languedoc’, though the flavour profile is considered fuller. Picpoul tastes best in the prime of its youth, when it is showing full flavours to their best: white flower blossom, fresh lemon, soft green apple- richly flavoured and relatively full bodied, with just a hint of herbal complexity to the finish. Picpoul's most famous incarnation is in the Picpoul de Pinet region. The variety has the ability to keep its acidity even in a hot, Mediterranean climate.