Friday 18 August 2017

Take three wines

Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

Cuvée Prestige de l'Ormarine Picpoul de Pinet Coteaux du Languedoc 2008 -- great intensity of flavour that explodes on the palate, displaying fresh citrus and pear and a slightly honeyed note, topped off with a floral spiciness. 13pc alc. €12.50 Available from various outlets Domaine Félines Jourdan Picpoul de Pinet Coteaux du Languedoc 2009 -- crisp green apples, pears and zingy lemon zest, with added floral hints, provide the flavour backbone for this mouthwatering number, with a lingering, limy finish that is crying for seafood. 13pc alc. €10.46 Available from winesdirect.ie (minimum order six bottles) Baron de Badassiere Picpoul de Pinet Coteaux de Languedoc 2009 -- biting freshness with a great citrusy tang, combining lemon, lime and grapefruit, and a super-crisp finish. You can taste the sea air in this one. Crack open some shellfish. 13pc alc. €11.99 Available from On the Grapevine, Dalkey; Fallon & Byrne, Exchequer Street; Cellarmaster, Stillorgan Industrial Park; TheWineShop.ie

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