Picpoul de Pinet is an Appellation in Languedoc, which gained official AOC status in 2013. The Piquepoul (also known as picpoul and picapoll) wines and grapes are among the oldest domesticated grapes in the world. As far back as the early 17th century, the Piquepoul grape was recognised as one of most popular wines in Languedoc. The appellation is stretched across over 1200 ha, producing approximately 68,000 hl of wine annually.
There are both dark and white Piquepoul grapes, however, the dark wines are made in other regions, but the French wines are strictly white. The weather in this area is dry through most of the growing season, but toward the end of the season the humidity rises. The increase in moisture helps to plump the grapes and soften the flavors.