Learn about Picpoul — taste profile, popular regions and more …
One of the only wines in France actually named more for the grape than the place, Picpoul de Pinet refers to the white wines made exclusively from the grape called Piquepoul Blanc in the Languedoc communes of Pinet, Mèze, Florensac, Castelnau-de-Guers, Montagnac and Pomérols. Confusingly, the spelling, Piquepoul, can be used for the variety in all other appellations except for those named above. The grape is ubiquitous throughout the Languedoc as a single varietal wine or in blends.
Tasting Notes for Picpoul
Picpoul (Piquepoul Blanc) is a dry, white wine with a pale gold hue and green reflections. Fragrant and light-bodied, it bursts with aromas of white flowers and candied lemon. Flavors are lean and crisp, reminiscent of white peach, melon and lime zest.
Perfect Food Pairings for Picpoul
A warm sunny day is the perfect pairing for this wine but for food, swordfish, shellfish and pasta with butter or olive oil and parsley work fabulously.
Sommelier Secrets for Picpoul
Pomérols is a commune in the Languedoc-Rousillon region in the south of France and has nothing to do with its Bordeaux village of virtually the same name, Pomerol, known for its gorgeous Merlot-dominated red wines.
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