Flores Picpoul de Pinet 2022

Flores Picpoul de Pinet 2022

Flores Picpoul de Pinet 2022

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In the middle of Languedoc’s broad landscape of rich, savory reds and lush, oily whites, there is an island of salty white wine around the town of Pinet, not too far from Montpellier. Picpoul is the grape of choice there, favored for its acidity, freshness, and ability to capture a teaspoon of Mediterranean salt in every glass. Les Vignerons de Florensac make this charming Picpoul in the classic style of the region, with a touch of extra lees contact to add some extra heft to the wine. The nose is of salted orange, lemon, granite minerality, wintergreen, pineapple and coconut. The palate doesn’t taste entirely unlike Orangina, though there’s extra salt - fancy salt that comes in a small jar with a cork - and a strong creamy, leesy note to balance the exuberant acidity. Picpoul is commonly thought of as the Muscadet of the Mediterranean, and it works alongside much of the same menu. Seafood with fins or shells, lighter savory salads, or larb would all be appropriate.

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