Julie Benau: 'Picpoul de Pinet'

Julie Benau: 'Picpoul de Pinet'

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"The Benau family bought their property, a 16th century fortified farmhouse in the south of France, in 1980 and, for the next twenty years or so, they sold all their grape production to the local co-op. In 1999, when their young daughter Julie returned home, they began bottling some of the wine on their own and at her insistence they are aiming for only the highest quality.

Picpoul de Pinet is an appellation composed of 6 communes in front of the bay of Thau, near Sète between Bezier and Montpellier. The land is rich with rocky soil and hillsides producing sunny and noble wine. The vineyards are planted only with Picpoul, which Jancis Robinson says comes from “pique poul” meaning “lip stinger” due to the high acidity in the grapes." - MC2 (the importer)

The label says it all. Consume this with oysters and other fresh seafood.

Producer

Julie Benau

Grape(s)

Picpoul

Region

Pinet, Languedoc

Country

France

Vintage

2020