Baron de Badassiere
The Baron de Badassi̬re wines come from the Picpoul de Pinet region, which lies near the coast in the Languedoc. The region benefits from a sunny, warm climate that encourages ripe fruity flavours in the wines, while the coastal breezes help retain freshness and aromatics. The name derives from the Badassi̬re vineyard, situated near the small town of Pom̩rols. 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, along with consultant Matt Thomson, at the Cave de Pom̩rols co-operative. The fruit is sourced from selected vineyards around the Etang de Thau. Picpoul de Pinet is the co-operative