Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Domaine de Félines Picpoul de Pinet 2008

Here's something a little different. This wine is made in the Languedoc from the Picpoul Blanc grape, apparently one of the oldest grape varieties in the region.

It kind of reminds me of a Muscadet. It needs to be very chilled, or else it starts to reveal a bit of a nasty, rough edge. The nose is pineapple fruit, and at the low drinkable temperature not much else is evident. It's cold and flinty, dry and crisp on the palate.

This wine is apparently best enjoyed with seafood or shellfish, or even cheese. I reckon if you were to try it then try it with this kind of food. I don't have seafood or shellfish at home very often (maybe the odd prawn), so I can't really verify this. We had it with salmon, and it was OK, but not a brilliant match.

You can read more about this grape variety and region here.

Picpoul de Pinet 2008
Languedoc, France
£6.99 (£7.49)

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