2016 Montmassot Picpoul de Pinet

SKU #1297571 Wine Spectator

 Bursting acidity highlights the peach and melon flavors in this light-bodied white. Sea breeze, citrus and spice undertones lend interest through the salty, herb-tinged finish. Drink now. (GS, Web-2017)

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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: Morgan Laurie | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/22/2017 | Send Email
If you're like me and look forward to $1 oyster day at your local haunt, this is the wine you want to bring for your next visit. This incredibly crisp white is from the Languedoc in Southern France, bordering the Mediterranean. Along with the influence of cooling sea breezes, the varietal itself retains a mouthwatering acidity despite growing in a warmer climate. It's racy, fresh, citrusy and loaded with minerality. They are meant to be drunk young, so pick this up for your next seafood feast and drink quickly!

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Alcohol Content (%): 12.5