WSET3 Palate Notes

Body - Medium,
Acid - High,
Alcohol - Medium.

Tastes Like: Saline, Lemon, Stonefruit

Nestled among the vineyards of southern France, the Picpoul grape stands as a testament to the diversity and intrigue that wine can offer. Often overshadowed by its more famous counterparts, this grape variety boasts a unique tasting profile and a fascinating history that deserves its moment in the spotlight.

What you can expect to taste and smell?

Primary Flavours & Aromas

Cool vs. Warm Climate

Cool Climate In cooler climates, Albariño shines with vibrant acidity, displaying a leaner fruit profile and a lively, invigorating character.

Warm/Hot Climate: Grown in warmer regions, the grape gains riper fruit flavors and a broader mouthfeel, while retaining its signature freshness.

Age-Worthiness

Enjoy Picpoul’s youthful exuberance with its vibrant fruit and zesty profile.

First Published: Friday, Sep 1, 2023 Last updated: Sep 2, 2023

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Damien Saunders
WSET3 award - Has been on a journey to learn more about wine, viticulture since I started travelling. Every country has something to drink.