Country: France Region: Eastern Languedoc, Languedoc
Varietal: 100% Syrah
Vintage: 2012 Colour: Red 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.
Ageing Potential: 1 to 3 Years
The 2012 is deep red in colour, with complex spicy aromas leading to a richly structured palate, supple tannins and persistent length. Well-balanced with freshness that lifts the finish.
Food Matches: Red Meat / Risotto / Venison