How do you pronounce Picpoul de Pinet?

How do you pronounce 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 de Pinet mean in English?

Picpoul de Pinet 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.

What kind 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 French?

Picpoul (also known as Piquepoul) is an ancient white-wine grape variety of the traditional and prolific Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France.

What grape is in Picpoul de Pinet?

Picpoul Blanc
Picpoul Blanc is the key grape in the AOC, Picpoul de Pinet, as you would naturally expect, with its name. Perhaps there are close to 1,500 hectares of Picpoul planted in all of France, and more than 1,450 hectares are cultivated right here, in the Picpoul de Pinet appellation.

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 is the best Picpoul?

5 of the best picpoul wines to buy

  • Villemarin Picpoul de Pinet 2020, Ormarine, Languedoc, France 13%
  • The Society’s Picpoul de Pinet 2020, Languedoc, France (13%)
  • Les Canots Picpoul de Pinet 2020, Languedoc, France 12.5%
  • M&S Classics No 15, Picpoul de Pinet 2020, Languedoc, France 13%

What do you eat Picpoul 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.

Where does Picpoul de Pinet come from?

Picpoul de Pinet Wine Picpoul de Pinet is an AOC appellation within southern France’s Languedoc region. It specializes in crisp, well-textured citrus-scented white wines exclusively from Picpoul grapes.