Country: France Region: Eastern Languedoc, Languedoc
Varietal: 100% Picpoul de Pinet
Vintage: 2018 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Baron de Badassiere
Baron de Badassiere 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 Badassiere 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 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.
Pale lemon in colour with a youthful rim. Crisp apple aromas are complemented with a citrus edge. On the palate, it has attractive weight, with a good balance of ripe, yellow plums and greengages and a fresh lime zest acidity that continue through the finish.
Food Matches: Oysters / Shellfish / Chicken / Aperitif