Fresh citrus and apple style with a saline finish. good with oysters, salads or light fish dishes.
Picpoul blanc (there is also noir and gris) is a white grape grown primarily in the Rhône Valley and Languedoc in southern France. It produces balanced wines with sharp acidity showing flavours of citrus, apple and pear with a slightly salty tang to the finish.
Domaine Reine Juliette, supposedly named after a visit to the area by Queen Juliette, is the family vineyard of Guillaume Allies. It has vineyards on the southern side of the modern A9 Montpellier-Beziers road, which itself follows the course of the Roman Via Domitia, the main road from Italy to Spain. This southern part of the Pinet appellation is along the edge of the Bassin de Thau, a huge inland sea, and is the most affected by cooling sea breezes, which accounts for the particular freshness of expression is these whites.
Stretching along the Thau lagoon to the west of the Mediterranean’s Golfe de Lyon lies the largest white wine producing area in the Languedoc: the Picpoul de Pinet terroir It consists of a triangle bounded by Agde, Pézenas and Sète : a limestone plateau basking in the rising sun covered in highly perfumed garrigue, rows of vines, and scattered pine groves.
Light to medium weight with high acidity, so works well with shellfish especially oysters and would also pair nicely with mild goat cheese.