2008 Hughes Beaulieu Picpoul de Pinet....$7.99 / 750ml
Compare to $10.99 at Rochambeau Wines in New York.
100% Picpoul, aka Folle Blanche.
"Pale yellow color with green tints. Fresh and fine aromas of grapefruit and exotic fruit. Lime flavors, with typical focusing acidity, are hallmarks of Picpoul. Our best value, this wine impresses novices and hardened geeks equally.Known as “the Muscadet of the South” in France, this is to the Mediterranean coast of France what Albariño is to northwest Spain…the default wine for fresh shellfish & seafood." -- Fran Kysela, Importer
Why is it our number 1 selling white?
Check out the consensus:
"Remember this label. It delivers."BEST OF THE BARGAINS"
- San Francisco Chronicle, November 2009
"For bargain wines, this is a very good year “Don’t feel bad if you’ve never heard of Picpoul de Pinet. Absolutely enjoyable and amazingly refreshing ...It’s hard to find any above-average wine in this price range let alone one as bright and charming as this one.”
- Wine Review Online (Aug 18, 2009)
"One of my favorite dry whites is the beautiful 2008 Picpoul de Pinet, a quintessential aperitif dry white that also works well with pasta, chicken, and seafood dishes."- The Wine Advocate
"A perennial local summer favorite. Buy it by the case."
- Washington Post (July 09), VERY GOOD
net price. no additional discounts. price good through June 5, 2010