HB Picpoul de Pinet 2017
Produced by Les Costieres de Pomerols (AKA Cave de Pomerols or Beauvignac), a cooperative founded in 1932 in the heart of Pomerols, between the scrubland of Pezanas and the watershed of the Thau Lagoon. Their vineyards enjoy a mild Mediterranean climate with maritime influences and, following the merger with the Castelnau-de-Guers co-op in 2003 and the Meze co-op in 2007, spans over 4,000 acres of vast sunlit terraces with clay-calcareous soils. About a quarter of the vineyards are reserved for Picpoul de Pinet, a name which can only be used for wines made from Picpoul blanc in the villages of Florensac, Pomerols, Pinet, Castelnau-de-Guers, Montagnac, and Meze. The company also brings together 450 members who produce top-quality wines that reflect the typicity of its origins, which are annually selected by Le Guide Hachette des Vins and recommended by Gault & Millau. Picpoul de Pinet, their best-value wine, impresses novices and hardened geeks equally. Known as "the Muscadet of the South" in France, this is to the Mediterranean coast of France what Albarino is to northwest Spain . . . the default wine for fresh shellfish and seafood.
100% Picpoul Blanc. Pale yellow color with green tints. Fresh and fine aromas of grapefruit and exotic fruit. Lime flavors, well-balanced with typical focusing acidity. A perfect match to shellfish and seafood.