Spanish Picapoll is the same grape as the French Picpoul.
Lemon and Grapefruit flavors are typical for Picpoul, with hints Flowers and Minerals.
Picpoul ("Stings the Lip") is known for lemony wines with high acidity:
Picpoul is splendid with Seafood, Shellfish and other Mediterranean dishes.
Seafood. Oysters. Clams. Shrimps.
Swordfish. Salted Cod.
Rich Cream or Butter Sauces.
Mashed Potatoes. Capers.
Fishcakes. Butter Salmon.
Fish or Ham Croquettes.
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A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for a dry white wine.
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!
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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