“Picpoul or “lip-stinger” is known for its prickly acidity, but coupled with its alluring savoriness, it creates a remarkably balanced and delicious white wine. A wine you'll want to have on hand all summer long. Apart from being thirst-quenching and delicious it's also quite affordable and has a fun story. Choose from these bottles below and introduce your customers to the fun of the 'lip stinger'.
Bonny Doon Vineyard Picpoul, California
The nose of the Bonny Doon Vineyard Picpoul is salty and clean, coupled with a discreet suggestion of peaches, wildflowers and the ubiquitous fragrance of beeswax. This wine is utterly brilliant with the briniest oysters you can find.
Domaine de Castelnau Picpoul L'Etang, France
Clean, refreshing and light with notes of bright citrus fruits, peach and river stones. It's lemony notes and concentrated minerality make it a wonderful match with shellfish and with green veggies and fresh goat cheese.
Florensac Picpoul de Pinet, France
Notes of citrus and white stone fruits. Lively freshness with grapefruit tones. Very crisp and very refreshing. The vineyards overlook the Thau Lagoon, the largest oyster pond in the Mediterrean sea.
HB Picpoul de Pinet, France
A fresh, lively wine that smells of melon, grapefruit, and green apples. Light-bodied and crisp with surprising flavor intensity. Not only a wonderful partner with seafood, but salads too.