Lightly amylic-pear drop, resin, mineral, stone-fruit and peach-skin aromas dominate the youthful nose of this wine. Very clean and mineral-focused. The medium body and vibrant acidity give the palate a firm texture. Given its short, crisp finish, it is best consumed between now and through 2013. Good by the glass or with light fare.
This fresh wine, from the small white appellation of Picpoul de Pinet in the Coteaux du Languedoc, offers almond and marzipan flavors with zest of mandarin and is a likely partner for summer salads and oily fish. Drink this year.
With 45,000 cases imported, this Picpoul should be readily available at an attractive price. Soft tropical fruit counters the sharp acidity and salty palate. Finishes clean and limey.
Notes of red apple rind and orange oil lead the bouquet of this straightforward quaff. The bright palate offers more intense citrus flavors, leading nicely onto the brisk, clean finish. Drink now.