l'Ormarine 'Préambule' Picpoul de Pinet

€15.99

A fresh, light, salty tangy wine from France's south coast.

One of the more recent developments in wine has concerned white wines from warmer climates which would have been traditionally and almost exclusively where grapes for red wines would have grown. One great example of this, a white that has really become much more popular in recent years, is Picpoul de Pinet.

It’s really fresh, light and delicate. It’s fair to say that it’s unlike anything else that's around. If I had to use a comparison I’d say it’s like really moderate Sauvignon Blanc but doesn't taste like it, or like a much prettier Chardonnay but without the weight and much more refined than an intense Alsatian Riesling. Picpoul de Pinet really is its own thing. 

The grape variety is Picpoul, from the town of Pinet, so fairly easy to get your head around. And it has its own special-shaped bottle too. This particular one comes from  a cooperative called l’Ormarine.

Pinet itself is a tiny town between Béziers and Montpellier. There’s the Mediterranean, the hills of the Languedoc and an extraordinary inland lake or lagoon, the Étang de Thau, which all combine, no doubt, to influence the ripening of these Picpoul grapes and give the wine this lightness as well as this wonderful salty, tangy feel to it which engages your tongue in a different way to other high acidity zesty wines.

Great with a range of fish dishes, with salads and on its own as an aperitif.

Region: Hérault

Country: France

Grape(s): Picpoul

Style: Light, Fruity, Fresh, Bright

Best food matches: Shellfish, Seafood, Scallops, Salads, Oysters, Aperitif

Alcohol: 12%

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Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.