Pedley’s Picks – Domaine de Petit Roubié, Picpoul de Pinet “Nature de Roubié” 2022

Domaine de Petit Roubié

Picpoul de Pinet “Nature de Roubié” 2022

This is a delicious example of Picpoul de Pinet and was an immediate hit with the Wines and Spirits Team when they tried it for the first time.  The appearance is mid straw.  When you swirl the glass you are greeted by youthful, floral and fruit, aromas.  The taste is dry and refreshingly acid.  There is weight on the mid palate and length on the finish.  You do not need me to tell you that this sort of wine is the perfect accompaniment to prawns, scallops and pretty much all types of white fish (halibut is a personal favourite).  The Domaine de Petit Roubié has been a pioneer of organic farming in Languedoc, receiving its first certification back in 1985.  Across the estate’s 80 hectares of vineyard the aim is to encourage a resurgence of the region’s natural fauna and flora.  Bees, butterflies and wild flowers are allowed to flourish alongside the vines.