Chateau Morin-Langran, Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc-Roussilon, France, 2019

£13.50

We love this little factoid about Picpoul – it means “lip stinger / lip smacker” in an ancient French dialect. And this very old grape, thought to be first planted in the area back in the1610s, does just that. Wonderfully dry and refreshing and the perfect southern French white wine aperitif. Also, curiously, Picpoul is one of the 13 allotted varieties which is used in the production of Chateauneuf-du-Pape although only a couple of wineries actually use it (We are at a loss as to what 1% would bring to the blend but hey-ho).

Nose

Apple. Melon. White peach. Apricot. Mediterranean herbs.


Palate

Zesty lime. Salty. Fruity. Crisp & vibrant. Nectarine.


Perfect as an aperitif or with lean white fish, seafood and shellfish, salt cod croquettes as well as vegetable dishes. Try with our vegan sweet potato gnocchi or our Deluxe Fish Pie Oven Bake.

Vinho Verde / NZ Sauvignon Blanc / Fiano / Vermentino.