Préambule Picpoul de Pinet L’Ormarine


Picpoul de Pinet is a vivid illustration of just how dramatically white wine from the south of France has improved over recent years. Quite simply, the grape variety is Picpoul, or Piquepoul, which is grown around the village of Pinet, and other nearby villages, Florensac, Pomerols. Castelnau de Guers, Mèze and Montagnac. The vineyards form a surprising oasis of white wine in a sea of red wine. The terroir, or soil, explains the reason for this unexpected oasis of white wine. Quite simply the soil is too generous for red wine. It is mainly limestone, which suits white wine, with some clay, sand and appropriately a scattering of fossilised oyster shells. The climate is very much influenced by the sea, with a cooling effect during the nights of the hot summer months, and the vines benefit from maritime breezes. In somes cases it is fair to compare it to Muscadet. Neither packs a punch of flavour, but they provide brilliant accompaniments to the local seafood, and when finely crafted, have deliciously subtle flavours. The cooperative at Pinet, with its brand name L’Ormarine, and striking logo conveying the blue sea, green vines and yellow sun, are amongst the pacesetters of the appellation.


Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Pale yellow color with green highlights
Nose White flowers and citrus fruits
Palate  Ripe melon with zesty lemon and hints of salinity due to the proximity to the sea

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety Picpoul
Alcohol % 12%
Style Bright, Crisp, Refreshing Dry white
Estate/Producer L’Ormanrine
Country France
Region Languedoc
Vintage 2021
Vinification Grapes are carefully selected and picked at different times to capture different flavour profiles. They are de-stemmed and macerated on their skins followed by fermentation for approximately 2 weeks without malolactic fermentation.
Closure Screw-Cap
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink young

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