L'Ormarine Duc de Morny Picpoul de Pinet 2018

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Vegetarian & Vegan Friendly


France, Languedoc

White, Dry, Medium Bodied, Unoaked, Vegetarian / Vegan Friendly

Piquepoul Blanc

Cave de l'Ormarine is an award-winning co-operative which produces wines from the tiny Pinet appellation in the Hérault. Vineyards lie at approximately 40 metres above sea level on a chalky clay plateau, rich in Cretaceous limestone and quartz.

Seemingly an anomaly, a small island of white wine production in a sea of red, Picpoul de Pinet wines can be traced back as far as the 17th century.

Picpoul translates as "lipstinger" in the local language of Occitan, referring to the acidity in the grape must before it is fermented. This acidity translates into freshness in the finished wine, balanced by pure fruit flavours of lemon, apple or pear.

The minerality & slight salinity provides a perfect partner to the oysters and fresh fish dishes of the region.