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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.
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Jamie Goode - S Magazine, Sunday Express 27/03/2016
Of the 2015 vintage, Jamie Goode said: “Lively, fresh and tasty, this offers bright pear, grape and white-peach fruit. It really shows off its clean fruitiness well and it’s no surprise that Picpoul is touted as a great seafood wine.”
Jane MacQuitty - The Times 12/11/2016
Of he 2015 vintage, Jane MacQuitty said:"Delicious, tangy, lemon twist and sea breeze scented picpoul de pinet, the Midi’s answer to muscadet makes a cracking winter seafood white."
Gemma Aldridge - Sunday Mirror 13/11/2016
Of the 2015 vintage, Gemma Aldridge said: "Refreshing dry and unoaked, this French white is a little reminder of the summer as the dark nights creep in. A lot of pep, this is a perfect aperitif or would go very well with seafood."
The Pomerols Co-operative winery was founded in 1932 and represents over 400 grape growers from the local village of Pomerols and nearby communes of Meze and Castelnau de Guers. This small and unique grape growing region is situated next to the 18 kilometre stretch of water known as the Bassin de Thau that runs between the ancient ports of Agde and Sete on the Mediterranean coast below Montpellier.
Jean Luc LAVERGNE
This area is an important source of top quality local shellfish specialising mainly in native Oysters. Traditionally, clean, dry and un-oaked white wines were the default choice for the local Fruits de Mer platters so wines such as Muscadet, Chablis and now increasingly Picpoul de Pinet are the go to styles in the beach shacks along the French coast.