Spirit Type: Domestic Liqueurs/Cordials/Specialties
Pampleau is a unique and exciting grapefruit aperitif wine crafted in Portland, Oregon. It is inspired by the traditional french aperitif vin de pamplemousse, a maceration of citrus and vanilla in white wine.
Pampleau begins with a base of Sauvignon Blanc which is fortified and aged with hand-cut grapefruit, and other seasonal citrus for up to six weeks, lending a distinctly pithy and juicy flavor to the wine. After aging, the wine is then aromatized with a unique selection of botanicals from the pacific Northwest and beyond, including Tahitian vanilla, chamomile and gentian.
Taste: It is sweet and grassy on the nose, bittersweet and juicy on the palate, and finishes with a lingering herbal complexity. A fun, quaffable wine that is both sophisticated and widely approachable.