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L'ORMARINE EXTRA BRUT PIQUEPOUL MÉTHODE TRADITIONELLE

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L'ORMARINE EXTRA BRUT PIQUEPOUL MÉTHODE TRADITIONELLECork

Bored of Prosecco? The is a cracking alternative.

Languedoc-Roussillon
2015
12% ABV.
100% Picpoul
75cl

£16.95

Price includes VAT

Tasting notes:

With a delicately spiced, fruity nose, this wine is fresh and nicely rounded with plenty of texture and ripe lemon acidity.

About the wine:

Grown on southern slopes overlooking tidal sea lakes which create a microclimate which moderates weather and encourages cooler breezes to pass through. The piquepoul grape is native to southern France where, even this far south, can yield fruit with high acidity that is perfect for sparkling wines.

There are two theories as to the meaning of the word ‘piquepoul’ – the first translation is ‘lip stinger’ which is the effect of the high acidity of the grape; the second refers hens (‘poul’) in the vineyards pecking/lancing (‘picque’) the low hanging grapes.

The soil around this area is chalky with high fossil and quartz content. Produced using the principles of 'agriculture raisonnée', this has been made with the traditional method. Classified as a 'VMQS', it has undergone a second fermentation in bottle before ageing on its lees for at least 9 months.

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. 

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