2015 Montmassot Picpoul de Pinet

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The appellation of Picpoul de Pinet covers about 3000 acres just off the coast of the Mediterranean. It is famous for two things, oysters and this wine of origin Picpoul. Picpoul itself is the grape and means "lip stinger," which has become a running joke in our Hollywood store. Whenever we taste a new Picpoul we ask each other if it "pics your poul?" We want to know if it has the vibrancy and minerality that are the hallmarks of the region. That brings us to the Montmassot, which is produced at the local cooperative in the village of Florensac. It is sourced from 40 acres of their best vineyards of predominately clay and limestone. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel tank, spending about 4 months on the lees with no malolactic to preserve their freshness and nerve. Bright and citrusy, with a hint of briny fresh-from-the-sea succulence, this refreshing white is a summertime VIP.

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Staff Image By: Olivia Ragni | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/29/2016 | Send Email
I love this particular Picpoul de Pinet for its quintessential 'picpoul' qualities. With bright, zippy acidity, a hint of effervescence and flavors of lime, lemon zest and an inherent salinity, this is the perfect wine to beat the heat or to pair with oysters!

Staff Image By: Andrew Stevens | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/12/2016 | Send Email
Crisp, clean, focused white with a hint of the briny atmosphere of its home, this is an absolutely delightful bottle of wine. Perfect with shellfish, salads, or just enjoying before dinner this is the type of wine any fan of a Gruner or any other dry white will appreciate. Combine that with the fact that due to our direct import program we have it for $10 means that instead of a bottle you should get a case.

Staff Image By: Mahon McGrath | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/31/2016 | Send Email
Bright and brisk, this is a wonderful, straightforward, fully dry, gulp-able white wine. If you've been cozying up with bottles of Gruner Veltliner, or Vinho Verde, say, and you haven't tried this yet, you should definitely pick up a few. Tart lemon, sea breeze, and a faint whiff of flowers on the nose leads to a fresh, citric palate with a subtly spicy undercurrent. A great choice for happily lubricating a quotidian evening, or for the irrigation of a large and thirsty throng.

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Alcohol Content (%): 12.5