Picpoul de Pinet 2017, Domaine des Lauriers, Languedoc, France

crisp, mineral, peach
The name ‘Pique-poul’ translates literally as “stings the lip”, and is a reference to this grape’s mouthwateringly high acidity. A surge of popularity in recent years has led to a lot of modernisation in winemaking, not always for the best, but this property near Pezenas are among a small group of Picpoul producers who are making wines that fit well with modern tastes while also being faithful to their appellation. The wine is crisp, clean, mineral and simply perfect with oysters. Delicate aromas of exotic fruit and peach on the nose, a very well-balanced wine showing the great minerality that this grape and the local terroir offer.