“Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief,
That thou, her maid, art far more fair than she.
Be not her maid since she is envious.
Her vestal livery is but sick and green…”
This lovely Picual truly does make others seem pale and envious by comparison. While it too is hot off the press and available now, it’s a bit sweeter than the Hojiblanca, with floral, fruity, creamy notes in the center accompanied by green fruit herbaceous notes on the finish. This is no shrew that needs taming as it’s finely balanced making it congenial to a wide array of palates.