Baron de Badassiere Picpoul de Pinet Coteaux du Languedoc 2016

£7.49

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TASTING NOTES 

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.

The grapes for this wine come from selected vineyards around the Etang de Thau, planted on clay and limestone soils.

Heavy rain episodes in autumn 2014 were followed by very little rain in winter and spring of 2015. There was 30% less rain than the previous vintage. Early flowering led to a ten day advance in the growth cycle. Summer was dry especially in July, but the grapes did not suffer drought thanks to the water reserves in the soil. Harvest began on the 19th of August and ended on the 1st of October. September was marked by Indian summer weather, which had a positive impact on the vineyards and final stages of ripening.

The grapes arrived in the winery in the early morning and were macerated on the skins for a few hours, then pressed by pneumatic press. The must was cold settled and then fermented at controlled temperatures of between 14-18°C for 16 days

12.5% abv

Baron de Badassiere Picpoul de Pinet Coteaux du Languedoc 2016
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