I had not had this varietal before, at least that I could recall, when my pal Denise Lowe suggested I buy it when we were at Vino 100.
Aroma: Fresh mowed grass, pineapple and cantaloupe melon.
Taste: pineapple, very slight honey nuance, very high acidity, reminiscent of a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in its crispness and fruit.
Finish: Only got to a count of three before the flavors left my palate = short finish. But a very smooth, and surprising, back palate for a wine so high in acid.
89 Eve points.
Price: I think it was about $20.
Want to know more? Here is a description of the wine from the website “Snooth”: This wine is produced in the Coteaux du Languedoc region of southeast France. The terroir is a mixture of limestone, sand and clay. Pinet is a small Languedoc village overlooking the oyster and mussel farms of the Bassin de Thau. Although the climate is dry and sunny, the lake provides coolness and humidity at night which allows the grapes to retain a high level of acidity. It is a wine of compelling minerality and crisp acidity. Best known as an accompaniment to seafood. – Description from pjmesbono