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Folle Blanc (France)

Picpoul is an ancient grape from Languedoc-Roussillon.

Folle Blanc is the name of the grape in the Loire Valley region.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Flowers
Flowers
Mineral
Minerals

Lemon and Grapefruit flavors are typical for Picpoul, with hints Flowers and Minerals.

Profile

Picpoul ("Stings the Lip") is known for lemony wines with high acidity:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITLow
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Oysters
Oysters
Shrimps
Shrimps
Fish
Fish
Crab
Seafood

Picpoul is splendid with Seafood, Shellfish and other Mediterranean dishes.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent pairings:
Seafood. Oysters. Clams. Shrimps.
Swordfish. Salted Cod.
Rich Cream or Butter Sauces.
Mashed Potatoes. Capers.

French Spesialities:
Fishcakes. Butter Salmon.
Fish or Ham Croquettes.

If You Like Folle Blanc

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Grechetto (Italy)
Greco di Tufo (Italy)
Orvieto (Italy)
Pinot Bianco (Italy)
Piquepoul (France)
Silvaner (France)
Riesling Dry (Germany)
Weissburgunder (Germany)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

About
Picpoul / Piquepoul / Folle Blanc

Picpoul is an ancient grape from the Languedoc Roussillon region of France.

The name means "Stings the Lip", and refers to the grape's very high acidity.

There are different versions of the grape:

Picpoul is also known by different names:

Picpoul de Pinet is an AOC for wines made exclusively from Picpoul Blanc in the communes of Pinet, Mèze, Florensac, Castelnau-de-Guers, Montagnac and Pomérols in Languedoc.

In South Rhone, Picpoul is used as a minor blending grape in white Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

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