2020 Gramercy Cellars Picpoul Walla Walla Valley
What exactly is Picpoul? The grape, translated as “lip stinger,” is thought to be native to France’s Languedoc region, its real advantage is to add acidity and freshness to white wines. In Washington, the results are stunning - Picpoul from Los Oidos is the perfect, crisp summer white from Washington. It is the definition of crunchy, with screaming acidity and freshness.
Flavors of Meyer lemon, honeydew melon, mango, guava. Peach and apricot. White pepper, stone, mineral. Some sweet green herb like tarragon or chervil. High acid, racy and fresh. A bit more robust than past vintages. More Friuli than Alto Adige. No oak, but a bit of sweet cream, lees on the finish.