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Costières de Pomerols Picpoul de Pinet Coteaux du Languedoc Hugues Beaulieu 2013
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.Add winemaker's notes
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.
Pours a very pale straw color, almost colorless with thick tears. Sweet creamy papaya, hints of pineapple and banana, slight citrusy undertones near the back end. Light-bodied with a striking acidity, grapefruit, tropical fruit, and a little minerality characterize the front and mid-palate. The acidity is very crisp, almost prickly on the front palate, and is balanced by a creamy fruitiness on the short finish. Overall this is a clean, simple, easy-drinking wine that would go well with light, sweeter dishes. Except for the beautiful bottle though, this wine isn't very memorable.
Purchased this as a recommendation from wine merchant, and found it a delightful alternative to the usual summer quaffers. As it is produced in a warmer climate, it is well suited to summer. As an aperitif, paired very well with a spicy garden salsa, with the sweeter notes upfront helping to calm the heat. Paired decently with grilled chicken marinated in olive oil, oregano and cumin, and grilled veggies. Mouth-filling, rounded pear and melon flavors; good acidity; crisp finish. Good value; will buy more.
I must say this wine has some kind of magic. The wine is not flashy but very tame and consistently attractive, a bit like milk on cereal (only here, Picpoul with herb pasta, chicken, and veggies, or maybe just bacon and eggs.). It lasts vacu-corked in the fridge easily four days, and gets better. The "bitter herb" finish is lovely and well-integrated as is the whole wine, and the acid in the wine is tame so it is easy to drink on a consistent basis. Picpoul, I'm told, means lip-stinger in French, likely a pointer to the high acidity of the grape, which therefore does well in hot climates by preserving acidity and therefore can be allowed to go through malolactic (secondary) fermentation to get to smooth agreeable acids. And the price is right and the bottle attractive. This is a great wine for the sophisticated breakfast or lunchtime wine person.
Crisp, zippy, white languedoc. Enjoyed it.
Crazy good value. Best $9 white I've tried in a long time. Apple on the nose. Nice minerally but round feel in the mouth.Low alcohol. This is a delicious easy wine. Lemon-lime and brine finish. Please pass the oysters and shrimp cocktail.
One of the best sub-$10 wines. I agree with the apple and citrus flavors. It has a nice light acidic pop at the beginning. This is a nice light, dry wine that is especially drinkable, especially on a hot summer afternoon.
External Reviews for Costières de Pomerols Picpoul de Pinet Coteaux du Languedoc Hugues Beaulieu
Coming from a large cooperative in the Languedoc-Roussillon corridor, Cave de Pomerols is an annual winner in the values sweepstakes. The 2012 Picpoul de Pinet, often known as the Muscadet of southern France, is a naked, 100% Picpoul (which is also known as Folle Blanche) offering plenty of grapefruit, citrus and wet rock-like characteristics in a light-bodied, crisp, elegant, dry, well-made style. It is not meant to age, so enjoy it over the next 6–12 months with shellfish and seafood.
The Picpoul grape is one of the oldest varieties that grows in the Languedoc region of France. Lovely floral aromas are complemented by delicate fruit flavors in this delicious white wine. You can pick up nuances of honeydew melon, pear, white peach and a hint of lime zest on the palate. I love to sip this wine on its own, nicely chilled, on a hot summer day. Pair this with pan-seared flounder and sautéed spinach.
The green apple and white cherry flavors are backed by vibrant acidity in this fresh and spicy white. Currant and gooseberry notes linger on the finish. Drink now.
The 2002 (100% tank fermented Picpoul) exhibits copious quantities of tart grapefruit and green apple notes, light body, crisp, tangy acidity, and a refreshing, zesty personality. It is the kind of dry white that New World producers have yet to master. Enjoy it over the next year.
From the Cocirc;teaux du Languedoc comes this intriguingly dry, single-varietal white made from the Picpoul grape. Delightfully aromatic, with flavors and aromas of Bosc and Anjou pear, peach, honeydew melon, lychee nut and grapefruit. Crisp and lean in texture and execution, with good length and a finish that echoes pear and citrus. Use it as you would a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
The latest installment of a perennial amazing value, the 2008 Coteaux du Languedoc Picpoul de Pinet H.B. from the regionrsquo;s Cave de Pomerols coop (reviewed in past reports under its full, original name ldquo;Hugues Beaulieurdquo; mdash; which no longer appears on the label) smells of clover, musk, peaches, and melons. Its refreshing, yet downright lush, palate suggests salt-tinged honeydew and watermelon, with invigoratingly bitter and pungent notes of melon rind, peach kernel, and mint chiming in on a long, savory, lip-smacking finish. This is ideal ldquo;refrigerator white,rdquo; except for the fact that instead of putting the plastic stopper back into it, yoursquo;ll want to finish the bottle!
The gloriously fruity, perfumed, light-bodied 2009 Picpoul de Pinet reveals copious notes of honeyed citrus (grapefruit and lemon zest), good acidity, and delicate honeyed pear-like flavors. Consume it over the next year.
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