2023 Cave de l'Ormarine Picpoul de Pinet Sélection

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2020 Cave de l'Ormarine Picpoul de Pinet Sélection

Classic Picpoul - appealing ripe fruit with a fresh saline lift on the finish.

A crowd-pleaser and a very well-made one!

Tasting Notes


Delicately perfumed, ripe melon fruit on the nose.


The palate is weighty and ripe but remains fresh and saline. 


Cave de l'Ormarine's vineyards lie at approximately 40 metres above sea level on a chalky clay plateau, rich in Cretaceous limestone and quartz. The vineyards lie to the North of the Lac de Thau and slope towards it. Cyril Payon oversees the production and 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.


Cave de l'Ormarine is an award-winning co-operative which produces wines from the tiny Pinet de Picpoul appellation in the Hérault. The l'Ormarine cellar was established in 1922 when vignerons from Pinet joined forces and formed a winegrowers' association. Today, the Cave de l'Ormarine is a conglomeration of five separate co-operatives from across the Hérault, each with their own specific terroirs and styles of wine. It is proud to have 470 members farming more than 2,500 hectares of vines.

Its flagship Picpoul wines are fresh and terroir-driven, and hugely influenced by both the Mediterranean Sea and the Etang de Thau, which act as a thermal regulator for the vineyards. In fact, it is said of Picpoul that, "Son terroir, c'est la mer (Its terroir is the sea)."

Cave de l'Ormarine has made significant investment in its winery, and prides itself on the high quality standard and traceability of its grapes.



    Year 2023
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 100% Piquepoul Blanc
    Country France

    Alcohol content

    13% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.8 units
    Type White Wine
    Cellaring Potential For immediate enjoyment and up to 2 years
    Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
    Dietary Information Vegan & Vegetarian approved; Sustainable practises & Organic
    Food Matches

    Perfect for any al fresco dining situation! Especially lovely with seafood - oysters, myssels and grilled fish & amazing with cheese.
    Appellation AOP Picpoul de Pinet
    Origin Languedoc Roussillon