Beauvignac Picpoul Pinet
Beauvignac Picpoul de Pinet 2019[75cl] France
The Cave - Pomerols, South of France, are one of the leading producers of Picpoul a grape well known along the southern coast of France. Stretching along the Thau lagoon to the west of the Mediterranean’s Golfe de Lyon lies the largest white wine producing area in the Languedoc : the Picpoul de Pinet terroir It consists of a triangle bounded by Agde, Pézenas and Sète : a limestone plateau basking in the rising sun covered in highly perfumed garrigue, rows of vines, and scattered pine groves. This rare grape, from vines grown near salty étangs on the very edge of the Mediterranean, produces a wine of fascinating contrasts. Made to drink with the seafood, it is rich, almost floral and spicy on the nose and both bone-dry and full textured on the palate. A superior example of picpoul de pinet with a distinctly peppery, even spicy, quality and a slightly fuller texture than some

The gloriously fruity, perfumed, light-bodied Picpoul de Pinet reveals copious notes of honeyed citrus (grapefruit and lemon zest), good acidity, and delicate honeyed pear-like flavors. Consume it over the next year. Score: 88 (Robert Parker Jr., www.erobertparker.com