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We introduced Picpoul de Pinet to St. Louis way back with the 1999 vintage. We have now found a new and exciting Picpoul de Pinet that we are excited to introduce to St. Louis!!!
This will be your new favorite white wine!!!
2011 Domaine La Croix Gratiot Picpoul de Pinet...$9.99
Technical Notes: The grapes for this wine are night-harvested. The cool night air helps to protect the Picpoul grapes from oxidation, preserving the bright fresh fruit aromas for the wine. After harvest, the grapes are destemmed and pressed. The wine is then fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After fermentation the wine is aged in tank for 5 months before bottling.
Tasting Notes: For a grape variety that can sometimes be aggressive, this is an beautifully balanced Picpoul. The nose is perfumed with floral, and tropical fruit notes. In the mouth the wine is full of stone fruit, melon, and fruit cocktail notes. The soft fruit is tempered with an intense minerality, and citrus notes. Picpoul de Pinet has always been a textbook match for oysters, mussels, and just about any other type of shellfish you can imagine.
About Picpoul de Pinet: Known as the “Chablis of the South”, the wines of Picpoul de Pinet are crisp, bright and refreshing. The name Picpoul, literally translates as “Lip Stinger”, referring to the grape’s naturally bright acidity. A line of hills protects the appellation of Picpoul de Pinet from the northwestern winds, while the coastal winds from the Mediterranean temper the summer heat. The appellation includes six communes: Mèze, Montagnac, Pinet, Florensac, Pomérols, and Castelnau-de Guers.
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