Off Topic: Dom. Félines Jourdan Picpoul de Pinet Languedoc 2014 – $$
I tried this wine for the first time at an instore tasting at Regional Wines, and it played on my mind over the week, and finally I had to go back and get a bottle. I was really impressed with the freshness and linearity of the wine, and the maritime influences it exhibited in the glass.
It comes from a seaside producer near Meze in the Languedoc, southern France. Made from Picpoul Blanc grapes, Picpoul de Pinet is one of the named Crus of Côteaux du Languedoc. It produces crisp, citrussy wines with subtle mineral and nutty overtones. Domaine Felines Jourdan is one of the best producers in Pinet.
Light gold. 13%. On the nose, floral, aromatic, pears and pear tree blossom, salt sea air and fennel seed.
In the mouth, sweet ripe fruit, medium weight, luscious and fresh. Some aniseed at the back. It is a wonderful aperitif. Clean flavours + linear. Pleasant acidity on attack, good fruit in the middle, and saline notes to finish.
This wine is a bit like how a cross between Riesling and Pinot Gris might taste.