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Picpoul de Pinet, L'Ormarine Duc de Morny 2020, Coteaux du Languedoc

Picpoul de Pinet, L'Ormarine Duc de Morny 2020, Coteaux du Languedoc
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Producer:  Cave de L Ormarine
Grape Varieties:  Picpoul Blanc 100%
Optimum Drinking:  Within 3 years
Wine Style:  Crisp clean dry white
Alcohol by Volume:  12.5%
Closure:  Screwcap
Country:  France


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Picpoul de Pinet, L'Ormarine Duc de Morny 2020, Coteaux du Languedoc

Tasting Note

Exuberantly fresh on the palate with ripe mango fruit, a slightly salty edge and underlying minerality. This is flavourful and concentrated yet still fine and elegant, with a very long finish, a brilliant match of the right, local grape on the right terroir.

Producer Details

Cave de l'Ormarine is an award winning Cave producing wines from the tiny Pinet appellation, in the Hérault. Set up in 1992, but with a history dating back to 1922 Cave de l'Ormarine has made significant investment in the winery, and prides itself on the high standard and traceability of its grapes.

In The Vineyard

Cave de l'Ormarine's vineyards lie at approximately 40 metres above sea level on a chalky clay plateaux, rich in Cretaceous limestone and loaded with quartz gravel chippings. To the North, the vineyards are dominated by limestone hills that date from the Jurassic Period. The vineyards lie to the North of the Lac de Thau and slope towards it.

In The Winery

Cyril is a meticulous producer and he carefully selects and picks his grapes at different times to capture different flavour profiles. They are destemmed and macerated on their skins. Racking lasts for 24 hours, followed by a fifteen day fermentation and the malo-lactic fermentation is blocked. The wine is fined and filtered before being bottled in the traditional fluted bottle.

Food Recommendations

Pair with oysters, mussels, grilled fish

Awards & Press

2012 Vintage: IWSC 2013 - Silver

2012 Vintage: IWC 2013 - Bronze

2012 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2013 - Bronze

2012 Vintage: Concours Générale Agricole Paris, Gold Medal

2011 Vintage: International Wine Challenge 2012 - Silver

2011 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2012 - Silver

2011 Vintage: International Wine Challenge 2012 - Bronze

2010 Vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards 2011 - Trophy (White Languedoc-Roussillon over £10)

2010 Vintage: IWC 2011 - Bronze

2010 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2011 - Silver

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Picpoul de Pinet, L'Ormarine Duc de Morny 2020, Coteaux du Languedoc
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2013 quite different to 2012!
Monday, 5 May 2014  |  Maggy

The reason for two stars is that this wine was so different to the 2012 we tasted that I was quite disappointed. We had bought the 2012 at Cafe Rouge and so enjoyed it; fresh, fruity with melon and peach, a delight so on returning home, I searched on the internet for the same wine and ordered a case from you. At checkout I saw it was to be the 2013 rather than 2012 but went with it as had heard that was a good year too. It's fine but not memorable and so won't buy it again but if there is any 2012 vintage lurking in your cellars, please let me know! Kind regards.

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