One of the Oldest Grape Varieties from the South of France. This dry white wine is one of the most perfect wine pairings for fish, shellfish and any briny creature (Sea Urchin...)
clear with green highlights, though can be more golden from older vines,This wine neutralizes the salt and iodine in shellfish and other crustaceans, and is
surprisingly good with rich cheese and charcuterie.
delicate nose, with pleasant hints of acacia and hawthorn blossom.
and fresh in the mouth it has an excellent acid/structure balance.
the oldest Languedoc grapes, the Piquepoul has been growing near the Thau
Lagoon for centuries. White is the most common, though both blush and black
grapes are to be found. As early as 1618, the botanist J.B. Maniol cited
Piquepoul as one of the best known Languedoc grapes in his work "Sylve
in a dry climate, so the end-of-season humidity helps grapes fill out and
finish ripening. The grapes grow in loose bunches, are oval shaped and come off
easily. That is why, in the olden days, trays were often placed beneath the
vines to catch falling grapes !Picpoul
de Pinet is not only splendid with seafood and shellfish as well
as other traditional Mediterranean dishes, but also with cheese and chocolate.
Itís best drunk young and cool.