2009 Domaine de Guillemarine Picpoul de Pinet

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Picpoul de Pinet is considered the "Muscadet" of the south. Grown just meters from the oyster beds of the Bassin de Thau, the wine marries perfectly with fish and shellfish. Picpoul (also known as Folle Blanche or Gros Plant) means "lip stinger," which refers to the high acidity of its must. Great with oysters and seafood. This wine is crisp, but quite long and full with nice floral and mineral notes in the nose. Bracing acidity backs up a wine with surprising breed for this price point.

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By: Jeremy Bohrer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/27/2010  | Send Email
Crisp, refreshing and delicious!

By: Steve Bearden |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/6/2010  | Send Email
This is one of our best selling summer whites and a go to wine for much of the staff. Clean and bracing, but with a rich middle of stone fruit and flowers, this finishes with lip smacking freshness. Try this 100% Picpoul de Pinet and you will be hooked too.

By: Gary Lai |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/15/2010  | Send Email
I want to be perfectly honest with you: This Picpoul is so refreshingly good, that I'll be happy to drink just that until my next birthday. It has a pleasant honeydew layer, complemented by great acidity, minerality and flower notes. Plus, it's cool to drink and say "Picpoul De Pinet" ! Did I mentionned that It's under ten bucks?

By: Jason Marwedel |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 6/8/2010  | Send Email
The Guillemarine Picpoul is an absolutely charming wine that is versatile enough to work on its own as an aperitif, or along side seafood and lighter fare. Be sure to make this taste of Southern France a major player in your white wine rotation this summer!

By: Mari Keilman |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/25/2010  | Send Email
Such a beautifully snappy and refreshingly crisp picpoul that is loaded with notes of honeydew, musk melon and snap pea but a surprisingly fuller body palate that one would expect from such a lean, high acid varietal. Makes me wish for a big plate of kumamoto oysters!

By: Kirk Walker |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/13/2010  | Send Email
Summertime can officially begin, Picpoul is back in stock! This is the perfect summer wine! Bright, crisp, easy yet interesting and best of all affordable! Buy it by the case, you will not regret it!

By: Christie Cartwright |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/10/2010  | Send Email
I just found my favorite summer white for under $10!!! Very refreshing and drinkable with racy acidity but a nice fater mid-palate with lots of minerals and crispy fun! Try one before the star of Picpoul runs out!

By: Jim Barr |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/5/2010  | Send Email
Finally for the whites for this month, the girls have chosen one of my annually favorite wines, the Domaine de Guillemarine 2009 Picpoul de Pinet. This is one of the most unique, tastier dry, crisp white wines that I think you can buy. As with the two above, it is loaded with character and definition of place, with excellent acid structure, and even an orchid note in its fruit presentation. This will be our other white wine for the month, according to the girls, The Beaner and Eby. We will really be stockpiling this one, too. 13.5% ABV (Jim Barr)

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France

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Languedoc-Roussillon