Ormarine Picpoul de Pinet

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Tasting Notes: A flinty alternative to Muscadet or Gruner-Veltliner, or Pouilly Fume, Picpoul used to be cheap, and unusual to find outside France until a couple of years ago when it cropped up more frequently, particularly on gastro-pub wine lists. Prices rose as it became more popular until it neared £20 a bottle in places. It’s not that good and as I can still get it for 5Euros in France I won’t pay that. However, when the sun is shining and you have some seafood for lunch…

 

Region of Origin Languedoc-Roussillon
Wine Colour White
Price £6.50
Where do I get it from? Sainsburys, Majestic
Current Vintage 2016
Producer Ormarine
Type of Closure Screwcap
Pack Quantity 750ml
Grape 100% Picpoul
Country France
Points 92

Food Pairings: Seafood, or as an aperitif. However we had it with chilli con carne – and it worked!

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