Today we have been joined by friends from home, no rest though we are visiting two vineyards today.
The first visit is to Domaine Grangette where we buy our Picpoul de Pinet, we have stocked this wine for 6 years and its popularity in the UK grows all the time.
Grangette is a family owned Estate and the running or the vineyard has been taken over by the daughter of Michel Moret, Christabel and her husband have given up their life, working in the city to be able to spend more quality time with their young children. Their life on the vineyard is hard but they have reclaimed valuable family time.
We are welcomed and have a tasting, the wine as always is of a great quality, they are trying to diversify and are making several new wines, from 30 hectares which are planted with many varietals of grapes, obviously the main seller is the Picpoul which is only grown here, this year the vines have been decimated by frost in April Christabel tells us they have lost over 50% the harvest, on the plus side though like other vineyards they are finding the quality is excellent.
Wine purchased we move further south to Narbonne Plage.