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Picpoul de Pinet Camp de Rousse 2012 Domaine de la Mirande

The Experience

Drink When...
On the ferry
Listen To...
As time goes by
Think About...
Continental drift
Drink With...
Asparagus and Hollandaise

The Oddbins Take

Get ready for a crashing tidal wave of people claiming they've known about Picpoul for years, have always known about it, and insist it's the only white wine they'll ever drink. But the wannabes might soon have to find a new darling to boast about as this useful dry white appellation has gradually come to the attention of a wider audience. Picpoul the wine is made from Picpoul the grape - and this is a clean and dry affair, but not too plain and simple, with just the right amount of subtle fruit. Perfect balance.

The Vital Statistics

Country
France
Region
Languedoc
Classification
AOC Coteaux du Languedoc
Vintage
2012
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
2 g/l
13.0%
Alcohol Units
9.8

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The Style

Grape
Picpoul (100%)
Character
Crisp, Mineral, Rich, Subtle
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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The AOC Picpoul de Pinet vineyards cover some 1300 hectares in the coastal region between Montpellier and Béziers, particularly around the Bassin de Thau, a salt water lagoon famous for its oysters and shellfish. The grape variety, Picpoul or Piquepoul, has a long history in Languedoc. The name means ‘lip-stinger’, referring to its naturally fresh acidity. No wonder it goes down so well with the local shellfish!