Welcome to Winephabet Street Season 1 Episode 16 P is for Picpoul de Pinet. Winephabet Street is a monthly series where Lori Budd of Draceana Wines and myself work our way through the alphabet exploring wine and wine regions on letter at a time. The show is live on the third Monday at 8pm and is free, but you must register to attend. Put it on your calendar, pour yourself a glass of wine and hang out with us.
September we explored the Picpoul grape. I choose Picpoul from the south of France although it is grown in California too. It’s one of the 13 varietals in Chateauneuf-de-Pape used as a blending component for it’s acidity. It’s good it drank the first three years after its release
I chose one of my favorite producers from the Languedoc region of France to taste for this episode, Paul Mas Estate 2016 Picpoul de Pinet. The vineyards are full of limestone and you can taste that minerality in the wine. White flowers, tangerine and unripened white peach flavors will put a smile on your face. It pairs well with herb goat cheese as well as cheddar.
Sit back with a glass of wine and join us as we explore Picpoul de Pinet, the history, the wine and the food that pairs well with it.