The first commercial release of this white variety in Australia from one of the trailblazers in alternative varieties, Coriole in McLaren Vale. The winery had bragging rights when it planted Australia's first Sangiovese in 1985 and now adds another string to its bow.
Picpoul de Pinet has its own Appellation, the white wine only cru of the Languedoc region and holds a rare status in France: a varietal-labelled wine ! Picpoul (Blanc) is one of the lucky thirteen permitted varieties in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the name translating as 'lip-stinger' in the local Occitan language owing to its high natural acid content. So, the variety has it going on and now, it's our turn to get our lips stung !
Adding interest to those aromatics was some suggestion of salty sea air, perhaps a reflection of the maritime climate of the grape's origins in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France.