This review is brought to you by L’Aventure Languedoc – Celebrate #LanguedocDay May 26, 2017!
The Domaine de Cantagrils Picpoul de Pinet has an SRP of $14 and is available for as low as $10. Imported by Summit Selections. Sample submitted for review.
From the winery:
Picpoul de Pinet is the uniquely Languedoc white grape with stern minerality and zippy clean acidity. Here, one finds a classically austere style, a deceptively golden color and light, clean minerality. An easy choice for oysters and all briny shellfish. Winemaker Claude Jourdan works the estate her mother started in 1983. She has 45 acres of Picpoul growing on red, iron-rich soils.
Today we’re featuring our next pick for this year’s #LanguedocDay celebration on May 26 and we turn to the signature white grape of the region, Picpoul (peek-pool). With a name that translates as “stings the lips”, refreshingly high acidity is a key characteristic of this under-appreciated (and extremely affordable) variety.
The 2015 Domaine de Cantagrils Picpoul de Pinet begins with aromas of grapefruit, flowers and sea salt on the intriguing, enticing nose. A hint of nuttiness also appears with some time in the glass. The wine tastes clean, fresh and lively with a bit of chalky, salty minerality running underneath. The primary fruit flavors are melon, citrus, white peach, grapefruit and lime. It ends with good length and lingering tropical fruit flavors. A great wine with seafood, it’s also quite hard not to take another sip when drinking this wine on its own.
See a listing of local retailers selling the Domaine de Cantagrils Picpoul de Pinet here.
2015 Domaine de Cantagrils Picpoul de Pinet
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