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2011 Ormarine Picpoul De Pinet – Review

By Duane Pemberton
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Located in southern France, the e Picpoul de Pinet Appellation is starting to get some more attention here in the USA – this little number is a dead-ringer for the money. It’s a Picpoul grape – one that you should really take seek out for your next tasting adventure.

Tech data:

  • Varietal: 100% Picpoul
  • Soil types: Clay and limestone
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Price: $9.00


Nose: Beautiful armoas of wet stone, green apples, bartlett pear, kiwi, musty papaya and wet sand.

Taste: This wine screams out balance so well that I’m a tad on the verklempt side right now. I’m floored at how well it’s structure given its relative price point. The acids are popping big-time but never get too far away from the beautiful, tropical fruits. This is a no-brainer white that proves France can produce kick-ass white wines at an incredible value.

W.E.P. Rating: 125%