Grapelive Wine of the Day
By Kerry Winslow
2010 Gaujal de St. Bon Picpoul de Pinet Languedoc White.
One of the richest Picpouls I’ve tried, almost as round as Condrieu, with nice depth and length, very striking wine and exotic for a little Picpoul. The nose is bright and with lime flowers, verbena and minerally before a round almost creamy palate, was it aged on the lees? This is a cool white wine that has interesting richness, but with clean focus, no fat and vibrant acidity. The main layers on the palate include tangerine, lime, kiwi and stone fruit with a liquid mineral essence and hint of sweet herbs and melon. Wow, this is a fun and enjoyable wine that really pushes Picpoul to a new and exciting level. I highly recommend tracking this wine down and trying it in it’s youth.
($12 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive