Seattle Wine Blog

This blog is dedicated to commentary on all aspects of wine, especially short entries to help you find the best wines without the usual hype and spin. These are my frank, independent opinions, usually based on tasting wine at a public event, off the shelf or at the winery. "All creative acts must arise out of a specific soil and flicker with a spirit of place" -D.H. Lawrence

Sunday, April 25, 2010

2008 Coteaux Du Languedoc, Picpoul De Pinet, Hugues De Beauvignac

 I was so excited when a friend brought this white from the Languedoc. It is so difficult to find wines from the Southwest of France and they almost always are great values. Langue D'Oc, language of the Occitan, probably antedates the Roman occupation of Gaul. This Picpoul speaks the language of the South of France. Fresh, dry, and fruity with hints of peaches, pears and a hint of lemon. Although frequently recommended as a pairing with oysters, IMHO the Hugues De Beauvignac is not dry enough for such a  match. With a profile somewhat similar to a dry Riesling, this is a perfect patio wine or aperatif for those who say "dry", but prefer a little hint of sweetness or at least some fruit ($11-$14)

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