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Lumiere de la Garrigue Picpoul de Pinet

Lumière de la Garrigue Picpoul de Pinet 2023

£12.50

A fresh, crisp and dry white from the south of France

  • The grapes come from sun-drenched vineyards on the hills of the coastal region of Costiéres in the Languedoc
  • The grape picpoul's name literally translates to "lip stinger" on account of its zingy acidity
  • Vibrant grapefruit on the palate with mouthwatering citrus notes
  • This is a classic seafood wine
  • This wine is best drunk young and cool
  • Grape variety: Picpoul de Pinet
  • Vintage: 2023
  • Type/Colour: White
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Bottle Size: 75cl
  • Group: French Country

One of the oldest Languedoc grapes, the Piquepoul has been growing near the Thau Lagoon for centuries. White is the most common, though both blush and black grapes are to be found. As early as 1618, the botanist J.B. Maniol cited Piquepoul as one of the best known Languedoc grapes in his work "Sylve plantarium".

It grows in a dry climate, so the end-of-season humidity helps grapes fill out and finish ripening. The grapes grow in loose bunches, are oval shaped and come off easily. That is why, in the olden days, trays were often placed beneath the vines to catch falling grapes !

The ultimate fridge-door white! This Picpoul de Pinet is dry, fresh and vibrant with delicious citrus fruit and floral notes. It's a great aperitif as well as a versatile food pairing option - brilliant to keep on hand for occasions when you fancy a little glass of something. - Emily Silva, OWC