Friday, June 8, 2007

Picpoul De Pinet, Saint Peyre 2006 cheap cheap

Wine Geeks Rejoice: Picpoul blanc is the grape, and Pinet is the village. This small village is located near the sandy shores of the Bassin de Thau, a lagoon well-known for its Bouzigues oysters. The soil here is a combination of limestone, sand, and clay. Picpoul De Pinet has Cru status within the very large Coteaux Du Languedoc AC. Picpoul translates into "lip stinger" because of the high acidity of the must. On another note, the Languedoc, along the Mediterranean coastline, is well known for rosé and nude bathers this time of year which makes this wine that much more enjoyable (at least that's what RP told me).

Tasting Note: On the nose there are white pears and white peach, green apples, and a hint of white peppery spice. On the palette you notice right away the brightness. This is a very high acid wine, which means it's a great aperitif, and goes with many white-meat and shelfish dishes. Crisp, crisp! The body is suprisingly full, and the wine has a lingering yet crisp finish. Perfect summer-time shiz-bit.

Be prepared for sticker shock on this one's an appalling $8. In town you can pick it up at:



Brenda said...

I just returned from 3 weeks in Maine and discovered Saint-Peyre Picpoul-de-Pinet in the Blue Hill wine shop. I couldn't stop drinking it - perfect accompaniment to birdwatching late afternoon and delicious with lobstah dinners! Brought 1/2 case home to enjoy - hope to locate in Cleveland OHio. Crisp, acidy, definitely filled with memories of France.

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