Picpoul Blanc

Definition - What does Picpoul Blanc mean?

Picpoul Blanc wine is a white wine with origins from Rhone, France, where it is one of the officially permissible grapes in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. It is also cultivated further south in Languedoc, where it is typically not blended with other grapes.

The wine of Picpoul Blanc (called Picpoul de Pinet in Languedoc) is a light-to-medium-bodied, dry wine with notable, sharp acidity and is noted for its fresh green hue. The aromas of this wine are delicate and vary from lush tropical fruits as passion fruit or crisp pear and citrus with spice.

WineFrog explains Picpoul Blanc

Picpout Blanc from younger vines make wines with a fresh green color, and grapes from older vines make a wine with a golden hue. The lighter-bodied wines are best with seafood, oysters, steamed mussels, and dishes with citrus notes. For medium-bodied, tropical versions of this wine, such as those from Rhone that are blended with Viognier, its structure pairs well with braised chicken, cured olives and meats and traditional Provencal fare. Both styles, however, pair well with salty foods, charcuterie and slightly aged, creamy cheeses, i.e. Camembert, Brie and fresh goat cheeses with herbs.

The price-range of Picpoul Blanc wine can range from under $10 to around $15.

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