2017 Montmassot Picpoul de Pinet

SKU #1356206 90 points Decanter

 A fresh and zippy mouthful of concentrated and fragrant lime peel and grapefruit. Lovely balance and concentration.  (2/2018)

K&L Notes

The appellation of Picpoul de Pinet covers about 3,000 acres just off the coast of the Mediterranean. It is famous for two things, oysters and this wine of origin, Picpoul. Picpoul itself is the grape and means "lip stinger," which has become a running joke in our Hollywood store. Whenever we taste a new Picpoul we ask each other if it "pics your poul?" We want to know if it has the vibrancy and minerality that are the hallmarks of the region. That brings us to the Montmassot, which is produced at the local cooperative in the village of Florensac. It is sourced from 40 acres of their best vineyards of predominately clay and limestone. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tank, spending about 4 months on the lees with no malolactic to preserve the freshness and nerve. Bright and citrusy, with a hint of briny, fresh-from-the-sea succulence, this refreshing white is a summertime VIP.


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By: Sharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/28/2018 | Send Email
Summer is here and nothing says refreshing like a tart, fresh, "lip stinger." Chock full of lemon, a surplus of minerality and an energetic buzz of acidity, this is perfect for hot weather drinking.

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Languedoc-Roussillon

Alcohol Content (%): 12.5