Domaine Julie Benau

Libero Picpoul de Pinet

9.224 ratings
9.08 pro ratings
Coteaux du Languedoc Picpoul-de-Pinet, Languedoc, Languedoc Roussillon, France
Picpoul
Top Notes For
Sondra Bernstein

Owner of the girl & the fig, the fig cafe & winebar, Author of Plats du Jours, the girl & the fig's Journey through the Seasons in Wine Country and the girl & the fig Cookbook

9.4

On the list at the fig --- ask the servers about the cool underwater gyrating process.

On the list at the fig --- ask the servers about the cool underwater gyrating process.

1 person found it helpfulApr 10th, 2015
Whitney Adams

Sommelier Terroni, Manager DomaineLA, Wine Blogger BrunellosHaveMoreFun

9.2

Whitney had this 5 years ago

Whitney had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulApr 6th, 2015
Jasmine Hirsch

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

9.2

Kick ass wines at dinner last night. Loved Nico. This wine was nails.

Kick ass wines at dinner last night. Loved Nico. This wine was nails.

Mar 16th, 2014
Dylan D

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Jun 3rd, 2019
Emma Forster

It’s always a little nerve-racking the first time you invite a date to a favorite restaurant. Is he going to like it as much as you like it? Probably not possible. But then you sit down to wait for him and order yourself a snack and end up chatting with the woman next to you for the 30 mins it takes him to show up and she whips out her OWN bottle of the best wine you’ve had in months, who cares how well the date goes. This wine is simultaneously supple and subtle, and holds its own in a current of too many fish.

It’s always a little nerve-racking the first time you invite a date to a favorite restaurant. Is he going to like it as much as you like it? Probably not possible. But then you sit down to wait for him and order yourself a snack and end up chatting with the woman next to you for the 30 mins it takes him to show up and she whips out her OWN bottle of the best wine you’ve had in months, who cares how well the date goes. This wine is simultaneously supple and subtle, and holds its own in a current of too many fish.

Jul 5th, 2018
Bo Hemian

If you read the story it sounds like it could be gimmicky but actually it’s a really lovely and complex wine. I wonder if it has a tiny bit of skin contact? But mostly drinks as an “interesting white”. Nice fruit on the nose, maybe melon and lemon preserves? Soft mouth feel, honey and briny? And something like vanilla on the finish. Certainly worth a try.

If you read the story it sounds like it could be gimmicky but actually it’s a really lovely and complex wine. I wonder if it has a tiny bit of skin contact? But mostly drinks as an “interesting white”. Nice fruit on the nose, maybe melon and lemon preserves? Soft mouth feel, honey and briny? And something like vanilla on the finish. Certainly worth a try.

Jun 18th, 2018
Erik Longabardi

Submerged joy

Submerged joy

May 25th, 2018
Kyle Bella

Hard to get a wine more unique and fun simultaneously. So much complexity going on: honeysuckle sweetness, lemon pith, salinity, a bracing minerality. But really the star and success of this wine is its tension: a little bit of everything cycling through.

Hard to get a wine more unique and fun simultaneously. So much complexity going on: honeysuckle sweetness, lemon pith, salinity, a bracing minerality. But really the star and success of this wine is its tension: a little bit of everything cycling through.

Apr 26th, 2018
Young Choi

So much complexity! Love that green tea note.

So much complexity! Love that green tea note.

Sep 17th, 2017
James Webb

Awesome unique wine, barrels aged underwater! Briney salinity to the nose with citrus providing a prickly component. Gives way to honeysuckle and floral notes. The attack has this sweetness that transitions beautifully into a limestone feel on the mid. Minerality lingers and the finish is soft and sweet. Excellent wine, it's uniqueness is not merely a marketing ploy! Love the ocean and minerality and structure and transitions!

Awesome unique wine, barrels aged underwater! Briney salinity to the nose with citrus providing a prickly component. Gives way to honeysuckle and floral notes. The attack has this sweetness that transitions beautifully into a limestone feel on the mid. Minerality lingers and the finish is soft and sweet. Excellent wine, it's uniqueness is not merely a marketing ploy! Love the ocean and minerality and structure and transitions!

Jun 28th, 2015