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

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

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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 de-stemmed 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

Producer:  Cave de L Ormarine
Grape Varieties:  Picpoul Blanc
Optimum Drinking:  Within 3 years
Wine Style:  Crisp clean dry white
Alcohol by Volume:  12.5%
Closure:  Screwcap
Country:  France
Style / Colour:  White

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