Meet France’s trendy white Picpoul grape, described by critic Olly Smith as “brilliant value and zinging with lemony freshness”. It thrives on the Mediterranean coast in the very south of France. Indeed, it has its very own appellation, Picpoul de Pinet AOC, stretching from Pézenas towards the fishing port of Sète. This mineral and lemon-fresh white comes from Dutch-born Floris Lemstra’s beautiful, 19th-century Château Canet. He runs it with his wife Victoria and both are firm believers in working with nature to make the very best wine from the finest grapes. Their dedication pays off in the impressive quality and character of this tasty fresh white. Not surprisingly, given the vineyard’s proximity to the Med, it’s great with seafood.