Pale straw color. Delicate white flower, citrus and juicy pear aromas. Fresh, crisp, and bright acidity with mineral and saline accents. Well-balanced and easy-drinking.
|Vintage:||2017||Grape Varietals:||100% Picpoul de Pinet||ABV:||12.5%|
SOIL : Clay and limestone soil just a few kilometres from the reputed Etang de Thau (salted water lagoon) overlooking the Mediterranean town of Sète.
VINIFICATION : Grapes are harvested at 12°- 13° maturity
Skin maceration for several hours
Selection of drained juice after undergoing pneumatic pressure.
Cold double decantation.
Thermoregulated fermentation at 16°C
No malolactic fermentation.
Picpoul Le Jade makes a classic match with oysters on the half shell and goes very well with exotic food in general. Picpoul means lip-smacking good.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|F1EE227206PPS||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 00868 1||1 07 84585 00868 8||$9.99|
"THE ONLY WINE YOU SHOULD BE DRINKING WITH SEAFOOD IS PICPOUL DE PINET
One of the best white summer quaffers in the world of wine costs $10 and is probably sitting lonely on the bottom shelf in the French section of your local wine shop, tall, slender and green, filled with thirst-quenching awesomeness waiting to be snatched up and guzzled down. That wine is Picpoul de Pinet and it’s time to get acquainted with this playful Mediterranean."
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"The 2017 Le Jade Picpoul de Pinet offers slightly more oomph, with exotic lemon, citrus, and melon notes. It's clean, vibrant, has racy acidity, and a clean, crisp finish. It's another terrific white that sells for a song. Drink it over the coming summer months."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 90 pts
"A palate-whetting white, with discreet florals and a lemon-grip."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (August 2018), 88 pts
"Made from 100% Picpoul, the 2012 Picpoul de Pinet comes across like a classic Muscadet from the northern Loire Valley. Lots of crushed rock, grapefruit and lemon zest characteristics, in addition to more texture and flesh than one expects from this varietal, are found in this lovely, medium-weight, dry white. It is best consumed over the next year."
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 29th 2013), 87 pts