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.
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.
Drink now and over the next 18 months.
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.
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)