Picpoul

 

Name of varietal: Picpoul (Piquepoul)

Common synonyms: Avello, Avillo, Extra, Feher Piquepoul, Languedocien, Picapoll, Picapolla, Picapulla, Picpoul, Picpoul de Pinet

Parentage of the grape: Unknown.

History of the grape: Wine has been made from this grape since at least the 17th century, when it was cited as “Piquepoul,” or “lip stinger,” presumably because of its high natural acidity. It comes in Noir, Gris, and Blanc versions. The white is the most planted, but it’s common to see all three in the same vineyard. Picpoul was popular throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, and was once a common base for vermouth, but lost a lot of vineyard area after the phylloxera epidemic. It is now regaining popularity, and its main AC, Picpoul de Pinet, is becoming better-known.

Picpoul Noir is most common as a minor ingredient in the Chateaneuf du Pape blend.

Characteristics of the grape: lemon, mineral, high acidity, full body

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  • OK, most of you know I love Tablas Creek wines and this wine just reinforces my ... ... 35% grenache blanc, 5% picpoul blanc) is still awesome after our last bottle 4 yrs ago. Golden hued with a bit more of the richer profile with honeysuckle, ginger, ripe yellow pear, a touch of lemon on the back end, medium acidity and a semi-long finish. Ju... Read More

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  • We wine lovers think of winemakers like celebrities. Much like chefs, we want ... Marsanne, Grenache Blanc and Picpoul Blanc in various configurations. While New World regions put their own spin on Rhône-style blends, there’s nothing like the real thing. Real-deal white Rhône-style blends are available at incredible values. These values are of... Read More

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  • Gaujal St. Bon Picpoul de Pinet Cuvee Dames 2013

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    Wine review by Brooklyn Stoop


  • Domaine Felines Jourdan Picpoul de Pinet 2011

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    Want an alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, try this French white varietal. A little less on the grapefruit flavors but enough citrus to stand up to any oily fish or song vegetable dish. I love this as an appetizer wine too. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • Domaine Rocquemoliere Picpoul de Pinet 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [www.nicolas.co.uk] for £10.Picpoul is a grape variety [ which comes in red and white versions although the white is far more common ] grown in Languedoc. It is susceptible to fungus and has low yeilds although it can do well in sandy soils so it is not widely used. Picpoul de Pinet... Read More

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  • It's from SW France pretty much Catalonia. Good oysters on that ... (and ... (and great anchovies), with picpoul being the local choice for accompaniment. Plenty of pleasant memories of sitting in portside cafes in towns like Collioure consuming the oysters and anchovies and picpoul and local veggies and bread. The kind of locales artists like... Read More

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  • Oysters has to be accompanied with a dry white wine. Boston lobsterman has ... ... Another alternative would be Picpoul de Pin Read More

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  • We do not do Thanksgiving on this side of the great pond but I had  a ... ... ... and opened a bottle of Picpoul de Pinet to go with it. It was very dry and very citrus. It is sometimes refered to as the 'lip stinger ' wi Read More

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  • Happy Thanksgiving everybody!What wines are you enjoying with your celebration today? Read More

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  • Good dry Brut (not the off dry version I had tonight) Champagne first choice. ... ... SB/semillon blend 4th, picpoul de pinet 5th, Alsatian riesling 6th, Spanish and Portuguese whites next. Have even had pleasurably with dry chenin blanc, whether from Savennieres or South Africa. In Oz and SE Asia have found a number of Aussie and Kiwi chards... Read More

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  • I found a couple available overseas but sites not in English or out of stock. There has to be something available in the USA right? I'm looking for 100% Picpoul Noir not blanc. Cheers!

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  • Does a picpoul noir exist in the US for purchase?

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