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Picpoul de Pinet

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Picpoul de Pinet is my favourite wine. It is made of the Picpoul grape and produced in the area around the villages of Pinet and Castelnau de Guers.

A white, faintly greenish dry wine, perfect with seafood from the area [ oysters from Bouzigues on the Etang de Thau ]. It traditionally comes in slim green bottles with sea waves around the neck of the bottle [ called a Neptune ] since many of the vinyards overlook the Mediterranean.

The word Picpoul has, I think, the meaning sweet/sour. The grape almost went out of existence in the middle of the last century but in the last ten years is making a small revival. There is even an organic Picpoul from Domaine du petit Roubie.

For further details in French visit www.picpoul-de-pinet.com

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