2023 Ministry of Clouds McLaren Vale Picpoul
Picpoul translates as Lip Stinger in French but is our new summer sipper – the ancient white variety of the Mediterranean Coast farmed since the 1300’s and famed for its lemony power and natural ability to retain acid in the sunshine! Briny and maritime in its disposition Picpoul is renowned as the perfect Oyster wine…
A refreshingly sherbet-like and gently aromatic wine, with lifted notes of nashi pear, lime blossom, and white flowers. In the mouth this crisp and crunchy vibe continues with an intense fleshy verbena line, plus the minerality of limestone, brine and a subtle creaminess from the lees makes it mouthwatering!
Ideal serving temperature is 10°C, drink with South Australian oysters from Pristine or Gazander - freshly shucked - served natural or with a splash of Picpoul.