Font Mars Picpoul de Pinet 2014
Picpoul de Pinet, often called "Muscadet of the South", is grown just meters from the oyster beds of the Bassin de Thau, so it seems natural that the wine marries perfectly with fish and shellfish. Picpoul (also known as Folle Blanche or Gros Plant) means "lip stinger," which refers to the high acidity of its must. This bottle seems made for oysters, assorted fruit de mer or grilled seafood. This wine is crisp and bright, with with subtle floral and mineral notes on the nose. Bracing acidity balances with minerality for a surprisingly substantial finish.