Ormarine Picpoul de Pinet Excellence de l'Ormarine

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Ormarine Picpoul de Pinet Excellence de l'Ormarine 2020 A refreshing and expressive Picpoul, with floral nuances, stone fruits and zesty citrus notes through to a long, delicious and mouthwatering finish.  Producer Note...

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Vendor: Wineman.co.ukSKU: 57824N/ATags: France, Vegan, Vegan & Vegetarian, White, wine

Ormarine Picpoul de Pinet Excellence de l'Ormarine 2020

A refreshing and expressive Picpoul, with floral nuances, stone fruits and zesty citrus notes through to a long, delicious and mouthwatering finish. 

Producer Note - A region steeped in history, the vineyards of Pinet gained recognition as far back as Roman times when the Via Domitia traversed the vineyards, and in 1618 the Piquepoul variety was quoted by the famous botanist JB Magnol in his book Sylve Plantarium. The history of the Ormarine Cellars dates back one hundred years when in 1922 a group of winegrowers from Pinet gathered in the spirit of solidarity and formed a winegrowers association, with the aim of enhancing the quality of the white wine production in the region. Recognition came in 1985 when Picpoul de Pinet was classified as an AOC. The Ormarine Cellars have paved the way, producing crisp, refreshing fruit-driven wines from this fashionable appellation. 

Vintage - 2020 will be remembered for its changeable climate. The wet winter generously replenished groundwater reserves, allowing bud break to occur early. The warm, wet spring was record-breaking for high temperatures and rainfall, which in turn stimulated intense growth, good foliage development and early flowering. The typically Mediterranean summer, was hot and dry which allowed the vines to mature and the fruit was harvested under good conditions. 

Vineyard - The Picpoul de Pinet appellation overlooks the idyllic Thau Lagoon and its oyster huts. Here, the culture of the vine is paramount, and some plots of land have maintained their size and position since ancient times. Piquepoul Blanc is a fresh, zippy variety that is responsible for the Picpoul de Pinet wines that have helped to put this flourishing French region on the map. The terroir is made up of clay-limestone plateaus, rich in Cretaceous limestone and laden with quartz pebbles. The vineyards are dominated to the north by limestone hills dating from the Jurassic period. The Ormarine vineyards are cultivated using sustainable practices known in French as ‘la lutte raisonnée’ and since 2018, the winery has been certified by Terra Vitis. The use of sexual confusion of predators is used to limit phytosanitary treatments. . The vineyard is located on the edge of Étang de Thau, which is a Natura 2000 zone - a protected ecological site. 

Winemaking - At the end of the pressing process, the ‘coarse lees’ were separated from the clear juice, filtered and vinified separately. They were then reincorporated if their aromatic quality was deemed to be interesting. The wine remained on its lees until the following spring, with regular stirring to impart aromatic complexity and richness to the palate. 

Tasting Note - A refreshing and expressive Picpoul, with floral nuances, stone fruits and zesty citrus notes through to a long, delicious and mouthwatering finish. 

Grape Picpoul Blanc 100% 

Region: Languedoc Roussillon 

Subregion: Picpoul de Pinet 

Country: France 

Alcohol: 13% 

Dry/Sweet value: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet) 

ResidualSugar: 0.8 

Contains Sulphites: Yes 

Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes 

Milk/Eggs: No/No 

Organic: No 

Biodynamic: No 

Closure: Nomacorc

Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.


What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!


What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 


What about a discount?

I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Ormarine Picpoul de Pinet Excellence de l'Ormarine

£13.00 £12.50