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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  • Just got my spring shipment from Tablas and of course had to throw in a couple ... ... Grenache Blanc and Picpoul Blanc.  Mouth watering acidity from the blancs with the nice rich texture that the roussanne add Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Adelaida Finder 2012

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    Really enjoyed this Paso white Rhone blend! Nice touch of lemon pith combined with dried fig, pear and a touch of apricot. This has medium acidity, medium body and a crisp mid-length finish. Excellent QPR. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Yesterday I presented a brief overview of Washington state to help put ... some terrific Viognier and Picpoul as well that will most likely never see distribution beyond the mailing list but they all were exciting wines. The reds in particular were some of the most complex, nuanced wines I encountered in Washington, skillfully blending rich fr... Read More

    From the article Which Wine in Walla Walla?


  • Tablas Creek White Rhone Blend Paso Robles Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 2006

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    Ripe pear, honey and still a touch of some floral notes. This is an interesting Rhone blend with some age and a gold hue. Still drinking very nicely but seems to be on the latter part of its drinking curve. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Sometimes your plans don't exactly work out as one anticipates. Say a trip ... 43% Grenache Blanc  11% Picpoul no oak, no malo Clean and fresh on the nose with notes of pear skins, a little orange and some hints of heather and honeycomb. Pretty fruity in the mouth again with lots of pear fruit accented by lightly lemony and tart apple flavors ... Read More

    From the article Unti - Going Their own Way


  • Unti Cuvée Blanc Dry Creek Valley 2012

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    46% Vermentino, 43% Grenache Blanc 11% Picpoul no oak, no malo Clean and fresh on the nose with notes of pear skins, a little orange and some hints of heather and honeycomb. Pretty fruity in the mouth again with lots of pear fruit accented by lightly lemony and tart apple flavors supported by nice cutting acids. This has just a hint of fleshine... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Lone Madrone Points West White 2008

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    Very similar to the '09 with a rich flavor profile of ripened apricot and dark spice, slightly darker fruit, a little older but still drinking very well. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Hugues Beaulieu Picpoul de Pinet Premier 2011

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    Hits the nose with scents of green apple, limestone, and a hint of tropical fruit. Tastes of citrus, apricot, and a flirty minerality. Bright and zippy on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • La Chapelle de la Bastide Picpoul de Pinet 2012

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    Wine review by sfquixote


  • Lone Madrone Points West White 2009

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    Excellent white Rhone blend from Paso Robles. This is carried by the bigger white grapes of Roussanne and Marsanne which contribute a darker stonier fruit flavor and the aromatics of the viognier which add a nice floral touch. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


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