Domaine La Condamine L’Évêque, Guy Bascou

Another pioneering estate founded 40 years ago by Guy Bascou, who used to moonlight as director of  Domaine de Gourgazaud and as President of the Picpoul de Pinet appellation, when not tending to his own 40 hectares or running his lab. These days, son Guilhem makes the wines with great panache, but Dad keeps a friendly eye over his shoulder. Guilhem really hit the bullseye in 2014 with a striking series of varietal reds, each of which shows impressive fidelity to its type, allied to juicy texture and discreet balance. In a new marketing approach, each is named after a local ecclesiastical figure associated with the Condamine. The low prices frankly beggar belief.

Wine Label - Condamine L'Eveque picpul de Pinet