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Thursday, 20 August 2020

Villemarin Picpoul de Pinet

A zippy Languedoc white for oysters and seafood

Villemarin Picpoul de Pinet 2019 Côteaux du Languedoc

Picpoul is a classic zippy Languedoc white; an easy-drinker for hot, summery days when you need citrussy refreshment with a mineral edge. It is a wine for picnics or the local oysters which come into season from September.

With warm days and maritime influences giving cool nights, Ormarine’s Villemarin Picpoul de Pinet is zingy with floral and white flesh peach/apple aromas and a touch of salinity from the nearby Mediterranean.

Villemarin Picpoul de Pinet 2019 (£9.99 or £7.49/mix six, Majestic) floral with white pepper and musky melonskin; orchard fruits, white peach and some sweet spice. Fresh, zippy line and fresh green herbs and minerality.

Improves with some aeration.

Good.

A great garden sipper, match with oysters, other seafood or picnics.

Also reviewed in The Independent.

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