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Picpoul de Pinet Wine Languedoc, France

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Sipping a glass of crisp white wine in the Mediterranean heat is an instinctive reflex, one which the inhabitants of Languedoc have met with the Picpoul grape since Roman times. The grape, widely planted until the late 19th century, became bound to the sandy soils around the Étang de Thau coastal lagoon during the phylloxera epidemic, where the root-sucking American louse cannot thrive. Picpoul de Pinet is one of the few AOCs in the Languedoc where only one grape is allowed, but the refreshing, mouthwatering quality of the wines makes clear why.

Late to ripen and high in acid, Picpoul (whose name means “lip-stinger”) does well in the coastal heat where aridity reduces the threat of downy mildew and the sea-scented breeze imbues the wine with seafood-friendly salinity. Made to be drunk young, with a fresh floral, citrus and herbal character, it will go down equally well by itself or in the company of brandade, octopus, or ceviche!

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  • Chateau Maris Picpoul de Pinet 2014 Front Label
    Chateau Maris Picpoul de Pinet 2014
    Picpoul from Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc, South of France, France
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    • Gerard Bertrand Terroir Picpoul de Pinet 2014 Front Label
      Gerard Bertrand Terroir Picpoul de Pinet 2014
      Picpoul from Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc, South of France, France
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      • Domaine Guillemarine Picpoul de Pinet 2014 Front Label
        Domaine Guillemarine Picpoul de Pinet 2014
        Picpoul from Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc, South of France, France
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