The Perfect Marriage of Grape and Sea

The Picpoul Fairytale

Borrowed Cuttings Picpoul

Our quest for luxury expression of Moonlight oysters with wine became a farming fairytale when we stumbled upon Picpoul’s unparalleled pairing with oysters of the Thau lagoon along Languedoc’s oyster shores. Adjacent to these local oyster trellises just a stone throw inland lies a tiny triangle of picpoul vineyards girded by pilgrim trails, the motorway from Montpellier and a handful of picture postcard towns. This bewitching harmony of grape and sea expressed timeless sophistication and became a personal goal to replicate for Moonlight oyster brands.

Years later we see that our local grown Borrowed Cuttings surpassed all expectations. On a world stage Borrowed Cuttings sparkling and still both were awarded Decanter medals at the world’s leading competition in London. The still style out-scored a major french brand, and our sparkling style equal-scored a revered, high priced Tasmanian sparkling. Commercial validation of our local Batemans Bay success story, Borrowed Cuttings is ranged in over 90 stores of australia’s largest retailer. And at street level, our major sponsorship of Narooma’s Oyster Festival exceeded the crowd expectations for stunningly refreshing and eerily seductive wine.

A new chapter begins in 2024 with elegant textural blends crafted to fulfil today’s diversity in emerging wine trends. The silky smooth Sirens & Mermaids Blanc de Blancs Sparkling evokes all the notes from a sea-weedy, oystery eco system coming in to play. The still version, Heritage Blend is a stunning, velvety-voluptuous textural blend in which picpoul’s refreshing astringency is tempered by graceful chardonnay elegance.

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