|Style||Dry, White, Medium Bodied, Fruit Forward, Easy Drinking|
|Region||Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc, Southern France|
The Baron de Badassière Picpoul de Pinet is an elegant French white wine, offering citrus-led aromas and a balanced palate of minerality and crisp acidity. With its pale lemon colour and touches of floral and salty notes, this wine is the perfect accompaniment to seafood and light dishes.
The locals drink Baron de Badassière Picpoul de Pinet with seafood, especially oysters. The pure refreshing character of the wine means it is perfect for drinking chilled on its own.
About the Producer
Baron de Badassière is from the Picpoul de Pinet region of the Languedoc, near the coast of the south of France. The name of the wine refers to the Badassière vineyard which lies near the small town of Pomérols. In the 18th century, the vineyard belonged to Baron Charles Emmanuel, a colourful character who was rumoured to be the illegitimate son of King Louis XV. The wines are made exclusively for Liberty Wines by winemaker Marguerite Vasseur and New Zealand consultant Matt Thomson, at the Cave de Pomérols cooperative where the Vignes de L'Eglise range is also produced.
Vineyard and Winery
The grapes for Baron de Badassière Picpoul de Pinet come from selected vineyards around the Étang de Thau, planted on clay and limestone soils. The Mediterranean climate is tempered by the cool maritime influence.
The grapes arrived at the winery in the early morning and were macerated on the skins for a few hours, then pressed by pneumatic press. The must was cold settled for 48 hours and then fermented at a controlled temperature of 15 °C for 16 days. No oak was used and the wine was bottled early to retain freshness and delicate aromatics.
Really nice version of this well known style of wine.
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