100% Picpoul from Languedoc, France.
This review is brought to you by L'Aventure Languedoc - Celebrate #LanguedocDay May 29, 2015!
The Le Jade Picpoul De Pinet has an SRP of $10 and is available at that price. Imported by Kysela Pere Et Fils. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
Le Jade Picpoul is a refreshing treat, offering a snappy food-friendly acidity when accompanied with oysters (a classic match) and other exotic foods. Our Picpoul is lip-smacking good!
Today we continue our celebration of #LanguedocDay with a variety that definitely deserves a lot more attention, Picpoul (peek-pool). A wine with naturally high acidity, the name literally translates as "stings the lips"! It's a refreshing variety for summertime fare, especially seafood. And the best part is that it is generally priced very nicely, right around $10.
The 2013 Le Jade Picpoul De Pinet begins with aromas of green apple, lemon, pear and melon. It's definitely a nice bouquet but where this wine shines is when tasting. Taking a sip reveals a fresh, snappy and very easy to drink white full of refreshing acidity, nice mineral notes and a wonderful texture. All the same fruit flavors from the nose (lots of lemon, melon and some green apple) carry over when tasting where you'll also find hints of tropical fruit.
This is a dry wine - there's nothing sweet about this one - but at the same time it is full of flavor. The wine ends dry and persistent with tart fruit and a few more of those tropical notes developing. Definitely a lot more wine than you would expect at a $10 price point!
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2013 Le Jade Picpoul De Pinet
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