2018

Picpoul de Pinet Côteaux du Languedoc Baron de Badassière

France, Languedoc

We have returned to this Picpoul de Pinet, as we think 2018 vintage is excellent. Wonderful mêlée of red apple, zesty citric fruits and greengage. Very refreshing and mouth watering, uncluttered by any oak.”

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MWS: 97

Origin

The name of the wine refers to the Badassièrre vineyard, located next to the Étang de Thau, in and around which the Picpoul grapes are grown. Found on France’s Mediterranean coastline, the sunny warm climate aids ripening in the grapes thus producing the wine’s fruity flavours, while the cool sea breezes bring freshness, acidity and crisp aromatics.

Grape Variety

100% Picpoul.

Harvested grapes arrive early in the morning whilst cool, before maceration on the skins and pneumatic pressing occurs. Fermentation at controlled temperatures takes place in stainless steel. Unoaked.

Alcohol Percentage

12.5%

Cellar Potential

Drink now and over the next 18 months.

Producer

The name of this wine is in reference to the Badassièrre vineyard’s colourful history, belonging to Baron Charles Emmanuel in the 18th century, the alleged illegitimate child of King Louis XV. The production team are part of a partnership with British based Liberty Wines, with New Zealanders Graeme Paul and consultant Matt Thompson in charge of proceedings at the Cave de Pomerol cooperative.

Food Match

A classic partner to all straightforward shellfish and light white fish dishes – classically dressed crab, or a crevette salad.

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

In the press

Bronze - Decanter World Wine Award 2016

Bronze - Decanter World Wine Award 2015 (2014 Vintage)

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