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Baron de Badassière, Picpoul de Pinet 2022

Baron de Badassière, Picpoul de Pinet 2022

 This 2022 vintage is a superb Picpoul de Pinet from Languedoc, France.

ABV 13% 

May contains sulfites

Drink this at 9-10°C and between now and 2025.

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The 2022 vintage, characterised by a blend of extreme weather conditions, yielded grapes of exceptional quality. Despite the challenges of early frosts and a summer heatwave, careful vineyard management resulted in a harvest with great aromatic intensity and vibrant acidity. The vinification process was equally meticulous, involving gentle pressing, cold settling, and controlled-temperature fermentation, all aimed at preserving the unique varietal characteristics of the Picpoul grapes. The wine is unoaked and was bottled early to retain freshness and delicate aromatics.

Winemaker Marguerite Vasseur personally chooses the best parcels of grapes hand picked from clay-limestone terraces, as they enter the winery. The approach is non-interventionist, with minimal or no skin contact, no malolactic fermentation and no oak to retain the purity of the wine’s character.

The vibrant acidity of this Picpoul perfectly complements seafood, particularly oysters, and elevates fresh salads. They make great aperitifs too.

Picpoul de Pinet wines often have delicate lemon and flower aromas. Green fruit and citrus flavours predominate with depth from minerals and a saline character - perhaps because they’re coastally grown.

Languedoc in southern France is well-known but offers great value for excellent wines. The soil is very varied so many types and blends of wine are produced here from full bodied reds to vibrant whites. The climate is Mediterranean with both coastal and cooler elevated regions. With wine made here since the 5th century BC, they now lead France in organic and produce high quality wines.

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