2016 Cavern Select Picpoul Blanc
2016 Picpoul Blanc
The 2016 Cavern Select Picpoul Blanc comes from our Terrace Vineyard. The wine is light bodied with notes fresh mango and lemon zest on the nose. Citrus flavors continue on the mid-palate further enhanced by the wines youthful acidity. The wine finishes with a crisp minerality that can be enjoyed all summer long.
Picpoul Blanc is a lesser-known Rhône varietal and one of the thirteen approved grapes grown in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region of Southern France. Historically, it has been used primarily for blending. Here in California, however, it's quickly gaining popularity as a single varietal and is certain to have a bright and promising future.
Picpoul Blanc is known in France as the “lip stinger” due to its high acidity and lemony flavors. In Paso Robles, our consistent sun and long growing season produces a delightful varietal with a rich mouthfeel, tropical essence and flavors and an exceptionally long finish.
Pairing suggestion – Picpoul Blanc works best with seafood dishes such as salmon, scallops, oysters, and also works nicely as a compliment to rich, cream, butter sauces.