Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Picpoul de Pinet

Good little wine the other evening, a 2010 Picpoul de Pinet Cuvee' Prestige by Foncalieu.  The wine is a Coteaux de Languedoc.  Bright green in the glass and mostly herbs in the nose, primarily some hints of thyme and rosemary.  Tart and bracing at first taste there was some green apple and grape flavors to go along with the thyme in the taste.  Refreshing and pert.  The finish was equally sharp.  If you're looking for big, rich fruit this is probably a wine to avoid.

Nice match with a fresh, whole trout that was stuffed with rosemary, lemon thyme and tarragon and grilled over some collected apple wood that burned down to the ember stage before meeting the fish.  Rich and smoky fish and light and refreshing wine and brisk and cool evening.  Nice.

12.5% alcohol and $11 

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