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L'ORMARINE 'DUC DE MORNY' PICPOUL DE PINET

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L'ORMARINE 'DUC DE MORNY' PICPOUL DE PINETCork

Incredible fruit and zest in a white wine. Picpoul translates as 'lip stinger', here's a great example.

Languedoc-Roussillon
2015
13% ABV.
100% Picpoul
75cl

£9.50

Price includes VAT

Tasting notes:

The 'Duc de Morny' Picpould de Pinet is a clear delicate golden yellow with a touch of green.

The nose is impressivley fruity, with sharp citrus notes of lime and lemon, notes of tropical fruits and a slight touch of pear drop.

The palate is equally impressive, with firm fruit flavours of pear, apple, lime peel, lemon flesh and an underlying minerality. There is a very slight nuttiness here too, with a very long, refreshing finish.

About the wine:

The Cave de L'Ormarine 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 Jurrassic period. The vineyards themselves slope from the north down to the Lac de Thau. It is the mineral qualities of the soils that impart the minerality into the wines. 

The grapes are carefully selected and picked at different times in the ripening process to capture the different flavour profiles. They are then de-stemmed and macerated on their skins. Racking lasts for 24 hours, followed by a fifteen day fermentation with the malo-lactic fermentation being inhibited. The wine is then fined, filtered and bottled in the tradtitional fluted bottle. 

About the producer:

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 the winery and prides itself on the high standards set and the traceability of its grapes. 

Awards:

2012 Vintage - International Wine and Spirits Challenge 2013 - Silver

2012 Vintage - International Wine Challenge 2013 - Bronze

2012 Vintage - Sommelier Wine Awards 2013 - Bronze

2012 Vintage - Concours Générale Agricole Paris - Gold Medal.

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