Light, crisp, patio sipping deliciousness. The Picpoul Blanc grape is a bright, acidic grape that’s typically found in the South East coastal regions of France. Humid sea breezes allow this grape to ripen late, thereby letting the fruit ripen fully. What this does is give the wine a wonderful combination of luscious pear and green apple contrasted with citrussy lemon & grapefruit. If you like yourself a good raw bar or fish grill, this is your wine.
Why We Love it:
Piquepoul Blanc is only starting to re-emerge. It had become a forgotten grape after many farmers stopped harvesting it, because of its susceptibility to disease, especially during the Phyloxera epidemic (the ‘black plague’ of wine that happened during the late 1800s). Low brand equity and demand means it’s very affordable for the quality you are getting. Who doesn’t like quality at a decent price?
2018 La Chapelle de la Bastide Picpoul de Pinet
Varietal Picpoul Blanc Country France Region Languedoc Sub-Region Picpoul de Pinet