Cave de l’Ormarine Duc de Morny, Picpoul de Pinet 2019/20
|Producer||Cave de l'Ormarine|
|Wine Type||White Wine|
|Body / Style||Crisp & Dry, Fruit Notes|
|Grape Blend||100% Picpoul de Pinet|
|Bottle Size (ml)||750|
|Extra Info||Ripe, bright, fruity|
|Food Pairing Guide||Picpoul vines grow just inland from the Étang de Thau, home to southern Languedoc's famous oyster and mussel beds. Along the coast you'll find cabins where locals gather to feast on mussels or 'huitres braisees' (oysters cooked over a fire pit) which are perfect with a glass of Picpoul de Pinet.|
|Terroir||Cretaceous limestone and quart|
Cave de l'Ormarine Duc de Morny Picpoul is textbook Picpoul! Gently perfumed with aromas of ripe melon, fresh lime and pear drops. The palate is ripe and intensely fruity but has lovely freshness and weight - it doesn't feel thin at all. It has a lovely long finish which is as clean as a fresh, the finish shows bright fruit and a clean, saline/mineral edge. We adore Picpoul and we think this is one of the best, not to mention we love the price!
Cave de l'Ormarine is an award-winning co-operative which produces wines from the tiny Pinet de Picpoul appellation in the Hérault. The Ormarine cellar was established in 1922 when vignerons from Pinet joined forces and formed a winegrowers' association. Today, the Cave de l'Ormarine is a conglomeration of five separate co-operatives from across the Hérault, each with their own specific terroirs and styles of wine. It is proud to have 470 members farming more than 2,500 hectares of vines.Its flagship Picpoul wines are fresh and terroir-driven, and hugely influenced by both the Mediterranean Sea and the Etang de Thau, which act as a thermal regulator for the vineyards. In fact, it is said of Picpoul that, "Son terroir, c'est la mer (Its terroir is the sea)."Cave de l'Ormarine has made significant investment in its winery, and prides itself on the high quality standard and traceability of its grapes.