The name "Piécaud" comes from the provencal language as Piecaud means "hot foot" in reference to the foot of the vine which are kept hot by the big round pebbles known as "Galets roulés". These big stones, very famous in Châteauneuf du Pape, store the heat during the day and reflects it during the night to allow those warm pebbles to help the grape to ripen.
Round pebbles on red clays
Grenache 80%, Syrah 20%
Destalking 15 to 20 days vatting time, daily releases. Controlled temperature 28 to 30° C
6 months in concrete tank
The wine has a red cherry color with purple hints. Nose is powerful with prevailing red fruits notes including cherry, gooseberry with scrubland notes, thyme and rosemary.
Good balance in mouth with lot of freshness and roundness. Tannins are well-matured and refined.
To enjoy now or can be kept 3 to 5 years. Serve at 16° - 18°C.
This wine will match with all Mediterranean dishes even spicy and will be even better older with sauce dish or game.
2018 : Gold Avignon
2017 : Gold Medal Gilbert & Gaillard
2016 : Gold Medal Orange
2015 : Gold Medal Féminalises, Gold Medal Pertuis, Gold Medal G&G