Baron de Badassiere Picpoul de Pinet 2023
Baron de Badassiere Picpoul de Pinet
Region: Languedoc, France
Bottle size: 75cl
This wine is pale lemon in colour with a youthful rim. On the nose, it has aromas of citrus fruit, grapefruit, lemon and lime, and floral notes. On the palate, it has attractive weight, with a good balance of zesty acidity and minerality, as well as a touch of saltiness on the finish.
The grapes for this wine come from selected vineyards around the Étang de Thau, planted on clay and limestone soils. The Mediterranean climate is tempered by the cool maritime influence.
The Baron de Badassière wines come from Picpoul de Pinet, near the coast in the Languedoc. The name derives from the Badassière vineyard, situated near the small town of Pomérols. In the 18th century, the vineyard belonged to Baron Charles Emmanuel, a colourful character rumoured to be the illegitimate son of King Louis XV.