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.
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