Picpoul de Pinet (from €5.85)
A classic Picpoul - perfect with seafood and fish
Our Picpoul de Pinet is a worthy ambassador of the ancient Piquepoul grape variety which rarely grown outside of a small area few miles around our villages of Pinet and Montagnac. Five years ago this wine was virtually unknown in the UK but has since exploded in popularity and is now a mainstay of many UK French restaurants.
This wine has been selected by the Saint Hilaire team after a rigorous tasting of wines made by neighbouring vineyards. Our selected wine is made from late-harvested grapes and reveals subtle flavours of acacia and hawthorn. With its crisp finish this wine is a perfect accompaniment to seafood and fish dishes.
Mechanical harvest at night at the coolest period in order to avoid oxidation and keep the freshness in the wine. Cold settling, fermentation in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts at controlled temperature; no malolactic fermentation.
Harvested at a high maturity, the wine reveals subtle flavours of acacia, hawthorn and blossoms on the nose. It is a medium bodied wine with well defined minerality and medium-high acidity. Crisp and refreshing on the palate this wine is perfect as an aperitif and works well with shellfish such as oysters, crab, mussels, razor clams or grilled white fish and lemon dressing.
Production: 12,000 bottles
Carton: 6 bottles