100% Picpoul from Languedoc, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. Imported by Kysela Pere et Fils. SRP of $34 and available for as low as $24.
From the bottle:
“Crisp and fruit drive, this dry white wine goes well with fish, chicken or pasta dishes.
Today’s wine comes from a little known white variety from Southern France called Picpoul (pronounced peek-pool). Named for its high acidity, it translates to “stings the lip”. Typically a dry wine, this particular example also sees no oak so the true characteristics of the grape really shine through. A great wine for seafood and lighter fare it plays a similar role in Southern France as Albarino does in Spain.
The 2013 La Petite Frog Picpoul De Pinet begins with very pleasant aromas of green apple, pear, lemon, lime, a little nectarine and honeysuckle. Tasting the wine reveals it is true to its name with great acidity. The wine is light to medium-bodied but full of flavor with deep, rich, tart fruit like zesty citrus, peach and more nectarine and lemon/lime notes. It ends crisply with a dry mouthwatering finish. At only $24 for a box (the equivalent of $6 a bottle), this little frog will have you jumping for joy!
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Overall Rating: 8.5
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