2011 Abadal, Picapoll, Pla de Bages

( £10, 13%, Martinez Wines )

Sourced from the Pla de Bages appellation in Catalonia, this is made from the same grape as Picpoul de Pinet, but is somehow weightier and spicier than many French examples. Pear and apple with an undertone of peach, Mediterranean herbs and crunchy, zesty acidity.

BuyDrinking window: 2012-14Similar Wines: £10-£20, 86-90, Spain, White