Wine of the Day July 20, 2013

2012Felines2012 Domaine Felines Jourdan, Picpoul de Pinet, white Languedoc AC, France.
One of my favorite summer whites, the Picpoul is a great and refreshing wine with good depth and charter showing brisk citrus, stone fruit and tangy notes. The 2012 Felines Jourdan is lovely bright and light bodied, though a nice round creaminess comes through with air, and there is a hint of mineral intensity as well, I just adore this fun Picpoul de Pinet, it is fast becoming a staple in my summer favorites, the last three vintages have all been stellar examples, and this new 2012 is gorgeous and easy to love. This wine opens with lime, white flowers, tangerine and white peach and the pit, plus a cool steely stony essence. This is a delicious little white that goes well with picnics, fish, smoked meats and nutty cheeses. Drink this nice Languedoc white over the next year or so for the best of it’s charms and pleasures, what a nice wine, I’ll be enjoying it myself through the warmth of August no question.
($15 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive