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.
It 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.
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.