La Petite Frog Picpoul de Pinet
Les Costieres de Pomerols
France - Languedoc-Roussillon

This wine consists of 100% Picpoul (or Piquepoul) - a very popular, traditional local variety planted on sun-drenched hillsides called "costières" (coastal region) in the Mediterranean garrigue, near the Etang de Thau - a coastal lagoon situated between the port of Sète and Marseillan. The vines are 15-20 years old.
The garrigue is the name given to open scrubland made up of low-growing, dwarf bushy shrubs including holm oak, juniper, broom and wild herbs such as rosemary, thyme and sage.

The color is a superb pale yellow with bright hues. The nose is elegant, with aromas of fresh fruit and citrus fruit especially grapefruit. Well-balanced with typical focusing and zesty acidity. 

A pure expression of the grape varietal, the wine shows how good Picpoul can be when grown on its favorite terroir. Our best value, this wine impresses novices and hardened geeks equally.

(also see H.B. Picpoul de Pinet)

Wine Type
100% Picpoul de Pinet
Age of vines
15-20 years
Agricultural Practices
Soil type
clay & limestone
Grapes are harvested at night at perfect maturity (13.5 degrees ). Juice protected against oxidation. Pneumatic pressing and selection of free-run juice under inert gas. Cold settling for 48 hours at 8 degrees C. Temperature-controlled fermentation (15 degrees C). No malolactic fermentation.

Known as "the Muscadet of the South" in France, this is to the Mediterranean coast of France what Albariño is to northwest Spain...the default wine for fresh shellfish & seafood! It is equally good with grilled monkfish, crayfish bisque.

Reviews and News

La Petite Frog Picpoul de Pinet - Best Boxed Wines of 2022 - VINEPAIR

La Petite Frog Picpoul de Pinet - Best Boxed Wines of 2022 - VINEPAIR

vinepair logo web"You heard it here first: Picpoul is the new Pinot Grigio. Light, simple, and somewhat neutral in flavor, this style is exemplified by Le Petite Frog’s refreshing French white wine - ideal for poolside sipping on the hottest of days, yet a worthy 5 o’clock pour at the end of a work day in winter. What this wine lacks in character, it makes up for in crushability — which is another way of saying, it’s super drinkable and relatively low in alcohol (12.5 percent ABV) — ideal, considering each box contains the equivalent of four standard 750-milliliter wine bottles."

- Vinepair , 12 Best Boxed Wines, January 2022

Producer Information: Les Costieres de Pomerols

Founded in 1932, this Cave Coopérative is located in the top commune of Pomérols, between the garrigue of Pezenas and the sea dominated by the Mont St Clair in Sete. ...
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