A stinger in the south

Hugues Beaulieu, Coteaux Du Languedoc, Picpoul de Pinet 2007 Each vintage of this wine has been marked by true-to-form high acidity. The ’07 is the same with lip-smacking acidity, green herbs of the landscape and a sense of lemon peel – good value. Mis par la cave “Les Costières de Pomerols @ 34810, a coop founded in 1932 in the commune of Pomerols between Pezenas and Mont St. Clair in Sete, 320 members and 600K cases yearly production. Pomerols is just southwest of Sète, across the Bassin de Thau. Picpoul de Pinet is one of the named cru of the former Coteaux, or in today’s parlance, one of the subregional appellations of the Languedoc. Picpoul de Pinet covers 6 communes is made only from Picpoul Blanc and not the Gris or Noir. There is skin maceration for a few hours and cold ferment in stainless. Picpoul means lip stinger refering to the acidity and is said to be another name for Folle Blanche which is used to make Gros Plant in Nantes. 12.5% $8.69 at Bottle Barn

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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