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How long does Picpoul de Pinet last?

How long does Picpoul de Pinet last?

Best enjoyed within 1 year of purchase.

What type of wine is Picpoul de Pinet?

white wine
What is Picpoul de Pinet wine? It’s a crisp, refreshing white wine made exclusively from the ancient Picpoul grape variety, hailing from the Languedoc-Roussillon’s Picpoul de Pinet AOC in southern France. This AOC is one of very few Languedoc appellations to be dedicated solely to white wine production.

Is Picpoul aromatic?

Unique. One reason, surely, for its success is the use of the ancient variety, Picpoul, a white grape which has adapted to the climate and is grown almost nowhere else. Its taste as a semi-aromatic, dry white wine, and its proximity to the sea – makes it ideal to suggest with shellfish.

Is Picpoul like Chardonnay?

In fact, it rivals one of the world’s most beloved — and expensive — white wines, the Chardonnay-based Chablis. I dare say that a $13 Picpoul, tasted beside a $20 Petit Chablis (the lowest classification in that region), can be equally nuanced, delicious and food-friendly.

What does Picpoul taste like?

Picpoul de Pinet displays flavors of lemon and saline, white blossoms and wet stones. Literally translated, Picpoul means “stings the lip,” referring to the grape’s naturally sky-high acidity. These wines are light to medium bodied, bone dry, have mouth watering acidity, and typically a moderate alcohol level.

Is Picpoul a chardonnay?

They are Picpoul de Pinet, the only white wine appellation in this hot, sunny part of France, and a delicious and affordable alternative to Chablis when you’re craving a mineral white to pair with seafood. In fact, it rivals one of the world’s most beloved — and expensive — white wines, the Chardonnay-based Chablis.

Is Picpoul wine sweet or dry?

DryPiquepoul / Sweetness of resulting wine

What does Picpoul mean in French?

lip stinger
Picpoul means “lip stinger” and is just one of the intriguing white wines from the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France.

How do you pronounce Picpoul?

This summer I’m all about Picpoul de Pinet. It’s a little hard to pronounce (it’s Pik-pul-de-Pinay), but ridiculously easy to drink, and even easier on your wallet.

What does Picpoul wine taste like?

What does Picpoul pair well with?

Sometimes referred to as the Muscadet of Southern France, you can’t go wrong by pairing Picpoul de Pinet with oysters, though the refreshing wine also meshes well with crab, clams, mussels, and sushi. If you’re not one for seafood, grilled chicken and pad Thai are also good pairs.