Since the 2009 harvest, the Vignes de L’Eglise wines by Matt Thomson and his colleague Graeme Paul at the excellent Cave de Pomérols co-operative, which has 1,650 hectares and 450 growers in the Picpoul de Pinet region. Influenced by breezes off the Mediterranean coast, the area around Pomérols is cooler than much of the Languedoc, giving the wines a purity and elegance that are hard to find at entry-level. Graeme chooses each parcel of grapes individually, based on flavour and ripeness and follows each of the ferments carefully, ensuring the flavours he identifies in the grapes are captured in the finished wines.
A vivid pink colour, this wine exhibits an intense perfume of red fruits with hints of strawberry and cassis. There is a perfect balance between the wine’s fresh, vibrant style and its more rounded structure.