2016 Single Barrel Picpoul Blanc, Hall Ranch Vineyards
We finish our Paso Robles Picpoul Blanc in the finest Kentucky bourbon barrels to create the unique flavor profile of our signature white wine.
Hall Ranch Vineyards
Finished in Kentucky Bourbon barrels
May 24, 2018
Picpoul Blanc is an ancient grape variety from southern France where it earned the nickname “lip stinger” for its bright acidity. Our Paso Robles version is a bit softer, with hints of exotic pineapple and kiwi over green pear and melon. The “Single Barrel” designation is unique to Bending Branch Winery – a little time in Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon barrels adds weight and power, transforming the ingenue into a femme fatale.
Food Pairing Notes
Barrel aging broadens the “menu-range” of this Picpoul. Capitalize on the wine’s aromatics by roasting a pork tenderloin rubbed with chopped fresh herbs and wrapped in thin slices of prosciutto.