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L’Ormarine ‘Duc de Morny’ Picpoul de Pinet

2018

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The Basics

Type

White Wine

Country

France

Region

Languedoc

ABV

12.5%

Vintage

2018

Size

75cl

Grape

Picpoul

£9.90

Out of stock

The Details

In a Nutshell

Nicknamed 'la bomba' for such incredible fruit and zest in a white wine from this far south.

Tasting Notes

Exuberantly fresh on the palate with ripe white peach, mango fruit, a slightly salty edge or tang and underlying minerality. This is flavoursome and concentrated yet fine and elegant wine with a very long, fresh and elegant finish. A brilliant match of the right local grape on the right terroir.

Grape Blend

100%

Picpoul

Production Notes

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.

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.

Producer - Cave de l’Ormarine

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.

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Press Quotes & Awards

Silver (2013 vintage)

International Wine Challenge 2014

Gold (2013 vintage)

Concours General de Paris 2014

Silver (2012 vintage)

IWSC 2013

Bronze (2012 vintage)

Sommelier Wine Awards 2013

Fresh citrus and ripe pear flavours with lively acidity on the palate and a lightly salty tang.

Fruity and so much more interesting than Sauvignon!

Sommelier Wine Awards 2013, Judges' Comments

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The Basics

Type

White Wine

Country

France

Region

Languedoc

ABV

12.5%

Vintage

2018

Size

75cl

Grape

Picpoul

£9.90

Out of stock