Posted on April 9th, 2009
Background to Picpoul de Pinet
Picpoul de Pinet is the name given to this white wine from Languedoc in the south of France. The grape is Picpoul blanc.
Not a hint of “acacia” or “hawthorn blossom” as described by an Irish online retailer who I won’t name and shame.
The importers, Liberty Wines, describe it in more accessible terms:
Bright, light yellow in colour with hints of green, this Picpoul is an aromatic, youthful wine, with perfumes of pears and citrus fruit. It has good depth of lemony, zesty fruit on the palate, with a zippy finish.
For me, this wine was all about the lemon sherbet, which doesn’t really do it justice because it’s a cracking good wine.
Only €11.99 from Drinkstore, Manor Street, Stoneybatter. Smashing.