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Félines Jourdan `Feline` Picpoul

Félines Jourdan `Feline` Picpoul

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"This rare grape, from vines grown near salty etangs on the very edge of the Mediterranean, just south-west of Montpellier, produces a wine of fascinating contrasts. Made to drink with the oysters and mussels farmed on the etangs or to accompany a fine grilled Dover sole, it is rich, almost floral and spicy on the nose and both bone-dry and full textured on the palate."Terry Kirby, The Independent on Sunday.

"All of a sudden Picpoul has become fashionable. Escaping from a vinous backwater, Picpoul is transformed as Picpoul de Pinet, one of Languedoc`s crus. Climate change may have something to do with it, but this citrussy mineral wine has bright acidity, making it perfect for summer days. The domaine is, for me, the top Picpoul de Pinet producer."* * * * Decanter Magazine.

"Crisp green apples, pears and zingy lemon zest, with added floral hints provide the flavour backbone for this mouthwatering number, with a lingering limey finish that is crying for seafood."
Katherine Donnelly, Irish Independent.

"Strong, distinctive nose of pineapple and fresh, pure citrus. A touch of low-fermentation boiled sweets. Chalky minerality, fresh green apples and a sappy bitterness. Poised and pointed."

Jancis Robinson

"This grape, Piquepoul, is found in a white and an off-white or greyish variation. In the Languedoc it is drunk very cold and very young, but older bottles I have tasted make me believe this is a mistake. This Picpoul de Pinet is green-tinged gold in the glass with vigorous acidity overlaid with liquorice and touches of petroleum and lime. An alluring alternative to Sauvignon Blanc.`
Tomas Clancy, The Sunday Business Post.

Additional Details

  • Region: Languedoc
  • Vintage: 2020
  • ABV: 0.0%
  • Style: White Wine
  • Food Pairings: Spicy Food,Rich Fish,Light Fish & Shellfish


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Claude Jourdan

"Claude Jourdan runs this estate close to Meze, the oyster capital of Southwest France. The Domaine was started in 1983 by Claude’s mother and uncle, and some of the Grenache and Carignan vines date back to then. Much of Claude's outstanding Picpoul comes from 50 year old vines from her grandfather’s vineyard about 20 kilometres away. The vineyard runs down to the Bassin de Thau lagoon, where oyster and mussel beds reminded us of Bantry Bay. This explains the superb affinity of her Picpoul de Pinet with shellfish. The moisture-laden breezes are perfect for growing grapes and keep the temperatures a good five or six degrees lower than vineyards only a kilometre away. This cooling influence gives the grapes a chance to develop some complexity."

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