Some moments in history are particularly significant, like that which led to the creation of the famous Picpoul de Pinet appellation. It occurred in 1773, when Turgot, one of Louis XVI’s future ministers, gave permission for each barrel of the local wine to be branded with a red-hot branding iron with a sign marking the quality of the Pinet vineyards. Today, the Master Winemakers of the Ormarine Winery are perpetuating this centuries-old tradition and legendary history with considerable success. 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 prides itself on the high standard and traceability of its grapes.
Exuberantly fresh on the palate with ripe mango fruit, a slightly salty edge and underlying minerality. This is flavourful and concentrated yet still fine and elegant, with a very long finish.