Font-Mars Picpoul de Pinet 2014
Its pale golden robe with glints of green is brought to life by floral notes of roses and then completed by perfumes of pineapple, litchi, and white peaches. The fresh sensation and exotic fruit aromas satisfy the palate.One can appreciate this wine served at 54 degrees F on its own as an aperitif, but aso with shellfish, or seafood either grilled or in sauces.
The passion of winegrower and wineproducer is an old tradition for the family de Clock. Originally from Holland, Jean Clock settled in Bordeaux in 1679, and decided to cultivate a vineyard in that region. As a result King Louis the XIV, who recognized the quality of his wines, naturalized him as a French citizen in 1686. In his lineage, Jean-Baptiste-Alexandre was ennobled in 1757 by Great Counsellor of the King (Conseiller Grand Secretaire du Roi). Leon de Clock married Camille de Vulliod and like numerous generations of winegrowers before him, he undertook the management of the vineyard and the domaine. "Le Chateau Font-Mars" (The Castle of Font-Mars) is situated on the property at Meze. Since 1864 until today the property was managed by the ancestors of Camille (Privat, Allie, Guibert, de Vulliod). Jean-Baptiste de Clock, their youngest son, is now the owner and perpetuates both family traditions. In the Languedoc region, at Font-Mars, their vineyard is planted on lands where fossils of dinosaur eggs can be found—evidence of the preservation and history of this unique terroir. The vineyards cover 136 acres and the terroir contains three different kins of soil: pliocene marin in the south, river formation in the west along the river Negue-Vaques, begudo Rognacien, clay-chalk type in the Northeast.