Not too familiar with Picpoul? We’re not either but we’re learning!
After two outings in two months with this zesty, racy grape, we’re fast fans of this super acidic grape that is one of the thirteen allowed blending grapes in the Rhone’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Picpoul is also grown south of the Rhone in the Languedoc region, where it is one of the oldest domestic grape varieties. Because of its susceptibility to fungal diseases like powdery mildew and because it is low yielding, it fell out of favor,
But it is starting to show up in California thanks to Tablas Creek’s connections. Continue reading