2013 PICPOUL DE PINET - Domaine Reine Juliette 'Regarded as one of the classic matches for shellfish. Lean but not mean, a bright, crystalline mineral white with lovely saline fruit, from the Languedoc Mediterranean coast.' L&S £8.95 per single bottle, £7.
STAR BUY in Jane Macquitty’s The Times 50 white wines for Christmas 2012. “Superior Picpoul de Pinet, like this star, is worth splashing out on. This zesty 2011, with oodles of ripe, fat, lemon-peel and greengage-layered fruit, closing on a fine, smokey, steely, minerally finish is a triumph. Best with fish of seafood or as an aperitif.”