Picpoul de Pinet is a white wine only cru of the Coteaux du Languedoc appellation, which is typically better known for its sun-drenched Mediterranean reds.
This is made from the local Picpoul grape. Anyone wondering how a white grape variety can retain its freshness in the Mediterranean warmth need look no further than its Occitan origins for a translation … lip stinger… so-called for the grape’s high natural acid content.
Domaine Félines-Jourdan is arguably the best producer of picpoul from this region.
Great aperitif, beguilingly easy to quaff, but has the substance to go with various light nibbles and starters.