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Picpoul de Pinet Closieres Lauent Sauvage 2014

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine for £8 from a local supermarket.Picpoul is a grape variety [which comes in red and white versions although thev white is far more common],grown in Languedoc.It is susceptible to fungus and has low yeilds although it can do well on sandy soils so it is not widely used. Picpoul de Pinet is an AOC created in 1985 for white wines made of this grape from six communes in Languedoc near the small coastal town of Sete 20 miles west of Montpellier.My bottle comes from the Fortant negociant house based in Sete.I started it last night with my baked mackerel and I did enjoy it.I would describe it as dry and crisp.It is fairly acidic with a citrus,peach and melon style fruit. There is certainly plenty of flavour there and it was a good match for the fish.

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Fortant de France:
Fortant de France is a negociant house owned  by the Skalli family in the South West (Sud Ouest) of France. Taking a cue from the success of the California wine industry in the 1980s, they made the then renegade decision to focus on production of single varietal wines. They explored new terrior and cultivation methods to create wines that are the best reflection of their respective growi... Read more
Fortant de France is a negociant house owned  by the Skalli family in the South West (Sud Ouest) of France. Taking a cue from the success of the California wine industry in the 1980s, they made the then renegade decision to focus on production of single varietal wines. They explored new terrior and cultivation methods to create wines that are the best reflection of their respective growing areas in an affordable format. They work closely with growers and producers throughout the South West to create what have become a range of popular single varietal wines in dry white, red and rosé styles in bottle and box formats as well as Kosher releases. Their cheif winemaker is Laurent Sauvage Read less

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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06/05/2015

I bought this bottle of wine for £8 from a local supermarket.Picpoul is a grape variety [which comes in red and white versions although thev white is far more common],grown in Languedoc.It is susceptible to fungus and has low yeilds although it can do well on sandy soils so it is not widely used. Picpoul de Pinet is an AOC created in 1985 for white wines made of this grape from six communes in Languedoc near the small coastal town of Sete 20 miles west of Montpellier.My bottle comes from the Fortant negociant house based in Sete.I started it last night with my baked mackerel and I did enjoy it.I would describe it as dry and crisp.It is fairly acidic with a citrus,peach and melon style fruit. There is certainly plenty of flavour there and it was a good match for the fish.




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