Slightly perfumed, ripe melon fruit on the nose. The palate is weighty and ripe but remains fresh and saline. This is the perfect example of the right grapes grown in the right terroir.
Cave de l'Ormarine is an award winning Cave producing wines from the tiny Pinet appellation, in the H?©rault. Set up in 1992, but with a history dating back to 1922 Cave de l'Ormarine has made significant investment in the winery, and prides itself on the high standard and traceability of its grapes.
Cave de l'Ormarine's vineyards lie at approximately 40 metres above sea level on a chalky clay plateaux, rich in Cretaceous limestone and loaded with quartz gravel chippings. To the North, the vineyards are dominated by limestone hills that date from the Jurassic Period. The vineyards lie to the North of the Lac de Thau and slope towards it.
Cyril is a meticulous producer and he carefully selects and picks his grapes at different times to capture different flavour profiles. They are de-stemmed and macerated on their skins. Racking lasts for 24 hours, followed by a fifteen day fermentation and the malo-lactic fermentation is blocked. The wine is fined and filtered before being bottled in the traditional fluted bottle.
Grapes for this wine are grown only a stone's throw from oyster leases in tang de Thau bay - it is a perfect match for oysters, mussels, and grilled fish. Alternatively, you could just drink on its own...