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Silver medal winning wine.
The literal translation of the name Picpoul is 'lip-stinger' on account of its refreshing nature, and this is certainly refreshing for all the right reasons.
A bright star from Southern France, with wonderful pear and apple fruit.
Heavenly match for seafood, especially shellfish.
To enjoy this wine at its best, drink within 1 year of purchase.
Jane MacQuitty - The Times Saturday 10/05/2014
Of the 2013 vintage, Jane MacQuitty said: "A zesty, lemony picpoul with bracing, briny, seafood-loving pizzazz that comes from sea breeze-cooled garrigue scrub vineyards overlooking the Étang de Thau lagoon".
Anthony Rose - The Independent Magazine 17/05/2014
Of the 2013 vintage, Anthony Rose said: “This refreshing seafood-friendly dry white wine from Etang de Thau shows apple and pear aromas and boasts a citrus finish. As good with prawns as it is on a picnic.”
Matthew Jukes - Weekend, Daily Mail 07/06/2014
Of the 2013 vintage, Matthew Jukes said: "The Picpoul grape has made inroads into the UK wine scene recently and I'm very pleased about this, because it provides us with a genuine Mediterranean white wine experience which delivery great citrus flavours for all fish dishes."
Victoria Moore - Weekend, Daily Telegraph 28/06/2014
Of the 2013 vintage, Victoria Moore said: "Saline, crisp, refreshing as a wave of salt water crashing on to a beach. Picpoul is the grape, and it’s made near a saltwater lagoon in the south of France. I was so pleased to find that the new vintage of a wine that seems to have become indispensable to so many fridges is bang on form. It earns the star buy sticker on the basis that you’re buying enough to qualify for the discount."
Olly Smith - Event Magazine, Mail on Sunday 29/06/2014
Of the 2013 vintage, Olly Smith said: "Today Picpoul pops up in nearly every major supermarket. Tesco finest* Picpoul de Pinet is a delicately dazzling gem."
Matthew Jukes - Weekend, Daily Mail 26/07/2014
Of the 2013 vintage, Matthew Jukes said: "Picpoul is a cheeky little grape that until recently was known here only to those who'd holidayed in the South of France, but has suddenly and inexplicably become a fixture of our supermarket shelves. It is always inexpensive, dry and floral - welcome this delicously summery wine with open arms."
Founded in 1932, the Pomerols cooperative winery strives to expand, improve and modernize, with the goal of producing fine quality wines reflecting the typicity of their origin. Pomerols cellar groups together the winegrowing areas of Pomerols, Castelnau de guers and Mèze. Presently it vinifies 117,000 hl, of which 18,000 hl is of AOC Picpoul de Pinet and 60,000 hl of varietals. The cellar yields a turnover of 12 millions euros and employs 20 people.
Jean Luc LAVERGNE
The picpoul grapes were grown in the vineyards surrounding the village of Pinet in the stunning Languedoc region of Southern France. A wine enjoyed in seafood restaurants along the Mediterranean coast.