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Picpoul de Pinet, Baron de Badassiere 2015

Picpoul de Pinet, Baron de Badassiere 2015
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Producer:  Baron De Badassiere
Grape Varieties:  Picpoul Blanc 100%
Optimum Drinking:  Within 3 years
Wine Style:  Fresh crisp dry white
Alcohol by Volume:  12.5%
Closure:  Screwcap
Country:  France

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Picpoul de Pinet, Baron de Badassiere 2015

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 Pomerols. 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 New Zealand winemaker Graeme Paul, with consultant Matt Thomson, at the Cave de Pomerols cooperative where the Vignes de L .Eglise range is also produced. This region benefits from a sunny, warm climate which encourages ripe, fruity flavours in the wines, while the coastal breezes help retain freshness and aromatics.

Vineyards

The grapes for this wine come from selected vineyards, around the Etang de Thau and are planted on clay and limestone soils.


Vinification


The grapes arrived in the winery in the early morning and were macerated on the skins for a few hours, then pressed in the pneumatic press. The must was cold settled and then fermented at controlled temperatures of between 14-18°C for 16 days.

Tasting Note


Pale lemon in colour with a youthful rim, fresh, crisp apple and a touch of citrus on the nose. On the palate, it has attractive weight, with a good balance of ripe, yellow plums and greengage fruit character and fresh lemon-lime acidity. Fresh and zippy on the finish.


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