Another little known variety that brings big value, the Benjamin Darnault Picpoul de Pinet Dry.
Picpoul (pronounced “Peek-pool”) from Languedoc, France. The wine does not spend time in oak and is vegan-friendly. The name Picpoul literally translates as “stings the lips” due to the high acidity typically found in these wines.
Sample submitted for review and this post includes affiliate links. The Benjamin Darnault Picpoul de Pinet has an SRP of $18.99 and is available to NakedWines.com Angels for just $10.99.
A big thank you to all the Angels who invested in this wine and made it possible. I hope you enjoy drinking it as much as I enjoyed making it. — Benjamin
We tend to be mostly agnostic when it comes to wine clubs, but one that we’ve always enjoyed has been NakedWines.com. This is due to its unique model where “Angels” (members) directly fund (through a $40/month commitment) winemakers to produce wines exclusively for Naked Wines. The $40 commitment can then be used to buy these wines, or be refunded.
It’s been way too long since we’ve featured any wines from NakedWines.com, but today we’ve got one perfect for summer. And while you normally need to be an Angel to get the special pricing on this wine, we’ve got a $100 voucher for first-time customers that will actually save you even more. You’ll be buying at the regular price ($18.99) but if you spend $160 you’ll get $100 off that first order! It’s an easy, low-cost and no commitment way to check out the club.
The 2017 Benjamin Darnault Picpoul de Pinet Dry Les Vignes de Cyr Gaudy begins with pleasing aromas of lemon, lime and other citrus plus some granny smith apple. Tasting the wine reveals it to be an easy quaffer! Full of crisp, clean fruit flavors plus nice zesty acidity, this is a great variety not only for seafood but really any summertime sipping situation. It turns a bit tart with touches of tropical fruit on the very long, satisfying finish. This is an excellent example of what we’ve previously dubbed “The Value Variety“.
Intrigued? You may also want to check out our Complete Guide to NakedWines.com.