Just say it, Picpoul de pinet, doesn’t it sound effortless.
Please can I have a glass of chilled Picpoul de pinet…Ahhh You are in the moment.
This is a wine from the Languedoc region in France, stretching along the Thau lagoon to the west of the Mediterranean’s Golfe de Lyon it is in fact the largest white wine-producing area of the Languedoc.
The AOC Picpoul de Pinet vineyards cover some 1300 hectares (3000 acres)
It tastes of grapefruit, old-fashioned pear drops with a background of black pepper. perfect as a standalone drink or with some white fish.
The bottles are very distinctive, slim like a reisling, very green with a ridge at the bottom. This one was bought at our local farm shop. amazing !
If you fancy something a little different, try it. Best of all it is relatively inexpensive.