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2018 La Petite Frog Picpoul de Pinet

Producer: Les Costieres de Pomerols
Country/Region: France - Languedoc-Roussillon - Côteaux du Languedoc

The 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.

Pale yellow color with green tints. Fresh and fine aromas of grapefruit and exotic fruit. Lime flavors, with typical focusing acidity, are hallmarks of Picpoul. Our best value, this wine impresses novices and hardened geeks equally.

(also see H.B. Picpoul de Pinet)

2018 La Petite Frog Picpoul de Pinet
Vintage: 2018
Grape Varietals: 100% Picpoul
Serving Temp: 50-55°F
Agricultural Method: Sustainable

Wine Making Notes:

Grapes are harvested at night at perfect maturity (13.5°). Juice protected against oxidation. Pneumatic pressing and selection of free-run juice under inert gas. Cold settling for 48 hours at 8°C. Temperature-controlled fermentation (15°C). No malolactic fermentation.


Pairings:

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.

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC - case SRP/Unit
F1AA227120PPS 3.0L 4 Bag-in-Box 7 84585 00731 8 1 07 84585 00731 5 $34.00