Discover the grape variety: Picardan
Picardan is a white grape variety from Provence. Currently, this variety no longer exists. It is otherwise known as gallet blanc, grosse clairette, aragnan, papadoux or milhaud blanc. It is also called œillade blanche, but it has nothing to do with the œillade noire grape variety.Picardan has cottony buds and fairly large leaves. Its truncated cone-shaped bunches of grapes are tightly packed. The berries are smaller than those of Cinsault and are rather pinkish in colour when they reach maturity. Like Cinsault, Picardy is a late bloomer with a sweet, musky aroma. Vigorous, it is not too afraid of grey rot, but it is more sensitive to erinosis. Picardan is one of the grape varieties used in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. It gives a wine with a particular bouquet and when it is associated with other grape varieties such as mourvèdre or syrah. The rosé wine it produces is of good quality.
Informations about the Winery Peter Nelius
The Winery Peter Nelius is one of of the world's greatest estates. It offers 7 wines for sale in the of Mosel to come and discover on site or to buy online.
The wine region of Mosel
Mosel is the most famous of Germany's 13 official wine regions, and also the third largest in terms of production. As with many German regions, it is most aasociated with a range of wine styles made from the Grape/riesling">Riesling grape variety, but Müller-Thurgau is also widely planted. The best Mosel Riesling wines are some of the finest whites in the world. Light and low in Alcohol, they can be intensely fragrant with beguiling Floral">floral and Mineral notes, and a wonderful Balance of sweetness and Acidity.
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The word of the wine: Brilliant
Said of a very limpid robe whose reflections shine strongly in the light.