Domaine Felines Jourdan Picpoul de Pinet 2013

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SKU 28478

750ml

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The Bassin-de-Thau , located just to the south-east of Montpellier, is a large inland expanse of water , with a very narrow thread of land hosting the town of Sete in the lee of the Mediterranean. Just to the north we find Domaine Felines Jourdan, widely regarded as the best producer in the region of the highly fashionable Picpoul-de-Pinet varietal.

The etymology of the grape variety gives a clue to the style; ‘pique’ implying the crispness and firmness, ‘poule’, rather more tangentially, hinting at soft and maternal qualities. The wine has fine coloring with hints of green. It boasts a
spicy and floral nose, distinctive with echoes of gun flint, aniseed and fennel, not to mention oyster shell, pebbles and almost a hint of honey. The wine is an unbeatable match for seafood platter, grilled fish and, when in season, asparagus.


Most picpoul is made by one or two large co-operatives who make clean, but not always exciting wine. However, a few growers still make and bottle their own wine and this is one of the best. A Languedoc equivalent to Italy’s Soave
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation Coteaux du Languedoc
Brand Domaine Felines Jourdan