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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  • Last night was a fried fish dinner; drank a 2014 Grangette Picpoul de Pinet, which was pretty great for the $9 I paid for it.  Get out of Burgundy, Bordeaux and a few other places and there's still some values in France.  Tonight we'll spatchcock a chicken and grill it, so we'll probably drink a spicy red.  Maybe a CdP, since I hope to winnow th... Read More

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  • I attended this event yesterday evening. I reckon there were about 40 people ... I did taste their Creyssels Picpoul de Pinet as that is an appellation I like but was unimpressed as it was bland and lacked that characteristic zing.There were a couple of very good reds from a Languedoc estate called Plan de L'Homme that I thought dry,with a che... Read More

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  • Saint-Cosme Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2011

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    Peach, melon, tangerine and honeysuckle dominate both the nose and palate. This is gripping and crisp with good minerality and acidity with a zippy after taste. Well done - Paul 89 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • I have a theory. Easy to pronounce and easy to remember names help drive wine ... taken our shelves by storm, Picpoul de Pinet, the easy drinking white from the south of France has seen sales sky rocket, and Pinot Grigio has simply rewritten the script. And now, I have an exclusive for Snoothers. The next wine to rock our shelves is Limoux, th... Read More

    From the article The Languedoc's Sparkling Wine Secrets, Revealed


  • Happy Easter, everyone.Today, I opened this:Firstly, bowing to Vin0Vin0 to give ... mouthfeel and bright acids. Picpoul Blanc completes the blend, adding a saline minerality and tropical notes.The 2013 vintage was a classic California vintage, warm and sunny, with added intensity from the low yields produced by our second consecutive drought ye... Read More

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  • Even aside from its historical significance, Dom is a fine wine, though ... ... ... muscadet, chablis and picpoul de pinet with oysters, pretty much in that order, with beer and sake and the occasional sauvignon blanc or dry riesling also slipping into the mix. Depends on the style of cuisine and availability of decent versions of whatever li... Read More

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  • Abadal Picapoll 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by Teppo


  • Google translate?But it's a cool word isn't it? I think I'm going ... ... . . .Oh it's a cheap Picpoul. No need for the expensive verbiage. Maybe with something more appropriat Read More

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  • nvesting in wine is by no means a new phenomenon. Many years before fine wine became truly global in the mid-1990s, wily buyers would often buy more than they intended to drink, selling the excess at a later date to fund new purchases.( im ni bt ca bright city)In today’s market, as the global demand and consumption of the World’s finest wines in... Read More

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  • EMark, Ah Topolos, the best outdoor dining experience in all of Sonoma County. ... Gialla, Touriga Nacional, Picpoul Blanc etc don't carry the hefty fruit cost. Economics. So I see a bunch of it and there is a lot poured at local events. Need to climb out of my shell and get back into the adventurous side of my wine drinkin 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!

    Comment by 996724hectaliter 996724 hectaliter


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

    Comment by 996724hectaliter 996724 hectaliter


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