Hugues Beaulieu Picpoul

Review by Eric Tansey, CSW, Sommelier 
The Hugues Beaulieu Picpoul has moderate aromas of lemon and minerals. On the palate the wine is bright, crisp, and acidic. Perfect for the summer months. It has a refreshing lemon and mineral quality that makes it the perfect pairing for almost every type of seafood or Mediterranean dish. Enjoy outside on a hot sunny day, at the beach, or as an elegant pairing for a first course salad. Cheers! Try this wine with this recipe from Ashleigh Tansey http://tanseyreviews.com/2016/07/23/steamed-mussels/

Tansey’s Blind rating – 88 Points

Wine & Spirits Magazine – 88 points and Top 100 Values of the Year.


20%
Body
97%
Dryness level
60%
Fruit
75%
Acidity

Un-oaked.


Region – Languedoc France

Vintage – 2014

Varietal – Picpoul

Alcohol – 12.5%


What is Picpoul?

Picpoul is a grape varietal that is native to the Languedoc and Rhone regions of southern France. The varietal can also be found (though not easily) in parts of California and Catalonia, Spain.  The Picpoul Blanc produces dry white wines that are high in acidity and minerality, making them excellent for food pairings. Eric Tansey, CSW,Sommelier