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Picpoul Blanc

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New Release
2020 Picpoul Blanc

Picpoul Blanc 2020

New Release
2020 Picpoul Blanc
We have one of the few plantings in the U.S. of this most interesting grape. Picpoul, the “lip-stinger”, has pungent aromas of lemon curd and sweet spring meadow flowers that dance with a racy acidity and has a silky mouthfeel. A perfect summer wine that also pairs deliciously with oysters and mussels.
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2020
ACID 6.1 g/L
BOTTLING DATE March 8, 2021
Varietal Picpoul Blanc
PH 3.19
Residual sugar 0 g/L
Harvest date August 19, 2020
AGING 6 months sur lie in stainless steel
Alcohol % 12.5

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TASTING NOTES

This crisp white offers bright acidity with lovely aroma of crisp apple and pear with lemon and a faint violet scent; lean yet refreshingly silky and fine textured. We offer one of the very few bottlings in the U.S. of this unique wine. Literally translating to “lip stinger” this high acid varietal is perfect with oysters, mussels, shellfish, Thai foods (it loves cilantro), tuna, ceviche and salads.


VINEYARD NOTES

We grow 1.3 acres of Picpoul Blanc in our Estate Vineyard and follow the Lodi Rules certification for sustainable winegrowing. Harvested in the Mokelumne River AVA of the Lodi Appellation, our grape clones are Tablas Creek cuttings from the famous French Château de Beaucastel Winery in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region. Our climate is very similar to that of the Southern Rhône with cool nighttime breezes from the Mokelumne River nearby giving our grapes their ripe, fruity flavors with excellent balance.


WINEMAKER NOTES

All of our grapes are hand-picked and immediately pressed as whole clusters to capture their fresh, flavorful character. The grapes were harvested in the early morning to keep acidity at its highest, providing the vibrancy in the wine. The juice is then cool fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to highlight the pure fruit expressions.