2011 Le Pigeoulet en Provence, Blanc Vin de Pays de Vaucluse, Rhone White, France.
This is the best yet from Brunier’s Pigeoulet, and a super white wine made from Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Clairette, all of which are varietals that are found in Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc and that add depth and character to this pretty and filling white wine from Provence. The nose starts with citrus blossom and mineral tones leading to a rewarding palate of citrus, apple, apricot and tangerine along with wet stones, spice and lime. The wine opens wide and round in the mouth, but keeps driving with lively acidity making for a lovely balanced wine that leaves a soft clarified cream and tropical essence aftertaste. Don’t overlook this Rhone style wine if you see it and enjoy it for the next few years. Imported by Kermit Lynch, who is also part owner of this label.
($18 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive
Avail at www.sfwtc.com ($17.95)