19/06/2011 – Tesco, Picpoul de Pinet 2010

Tesco, Picpoul de Pinet 2010, France
A big hand to Tesco for stocking this delicious wine from the Languedoc, which steps outside the big brand-dominated, and let’s face it, somewhat boring norm of the wines on their shelves. The Picpoul grape delivers a fabulously intense, fabulously fresh noseful brimming with apple and lemon zest, and a palate giving a tang of herbs and salts, of gravelly wet stones and that riveting, streaking freshness that races across the tongue. With 12.5% alcohol and bottled under a screwcap, this is a banker for seafood and shellfish, and is dry and utterly delicious. £7.29.