Picpoul de Pinet, Domaine De Castelnau Garenne, Languedoc
A Top Crop From Slim Pique-ings
Tastes like: Citrus. Lemon. Floral. Spice. Minerality. Sea salt. Mouthwatering.
2021 will go down as a vicious vintage - as far South as the Mediterranean coast France saw a ‘black frost’ which resulted in up to 50% of the crop being lost. But the fruit that survived as has made some PHENOMENAL wine, if you can get your hands on it.
This smashing wine made with sustainably farmed Piquepoul Blanc is a case in point - delicious stuff and everything you’d want from Picpoul de Pinet. The finish is long and mouthwatering, leaving you wanting more more more.
Christophe Muret of Domaine de Castelnau used to farm melons before he began growing grapes in 1997. Located close to Pézenas, halfway between the Massif Central and the Mediterranean Sea, the 160-hectare estate benefits from fresh sea breezes, which help to preserve acidity and freshness in the grapes.
France - 2021 - 12.5% - 75cl
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I love Picpoul de Pinet wines for their combination of simplicity and Mediterranean character. This is a wine which shows defined purity of fruit, high acidity and the slight saltiness notes that you get from the appellation. A great example of the French quality answer to Italian Pinot Grigio at a great value for money.