Pampleau

About

An unusually dry and crisp apéritif with a bracing grapefruit bitterness.

Pampleau is a unique and exciting grapefruit apéritif wine crafted in Portland, Oregon. It is inspired by the traditional french apéritif vin de pamplemousse, a maceration of citrus and vanilla in white wine.

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.

How it's made:
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.

How to Drink:
The best way to drink Pampleau is by itself, either over ice or well-chilled. It also makes a delicious base for cocktails. Click here for recipes

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Cocktail Recipes

Half Nelson

Justin Wafer – Laurelhurst Market
Portland, Oregon
1 1/2 oz Pampleau
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Aperol
1/2 oz Campo de Encanto Pisco
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1 tsp Ginger Syrup (or 3/4 oz ginger ale)

Shake well, serve over ice. Garnish with a grapefruit peel.

Merci, Merci

J.P Peterson – Little Bird Bistro
Portland, Oregon
3/4 oz Pampleau
3/4 oz Aviation Gin
3/4 oz Aperol
3/4 oz Dolin Blanc
Dash Bokers Bitters

Stir, serve in a coupe, zest grapefruit peel over the top of the drink and discard.

Beau Printemps

Lilly Maher – Grüner
Portland, Oregon
3/4 oz Pampleau
1 1/2 oz Bourbon
1/2 oz House-made Strawberry Liqueur
1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

Shake gently, serve up in a coupe. Garnish with grapefruit peel.

Fillmore Jive

Justin Wafer – Pok Pok Restaurants
Portland, Oregon
1 1/2 oz Pampleau
1 oz Light Gin
3/4 Thai Basil Drinking Vinegar
1/2 oz Fresh Lime
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
Dash Peychauds Bitters

Shake well, serve over ice. Garnish with grapefruit slice and Thai basil.

The Pampleau Radler

Laela Echelberger – Grüner
Portland, Oregon
1 1/2 oz Pampleau
1 1/2 oz Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Top With Pilsner

Build in a tall glass over ice. Garnish with grapefruit slice.

Everett St. Cooler

Nicholas Doughty – Elephants Delicatessen
Portland, Oregon
1 1/2 oz Pampleau
1 oz House-Made Grapefruit Liqueur
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
2 Dashes Grapefruit Bitters
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice

Shake, serve up in a coupe. Garnish with grapefruit peel.

Where To Buy

Looking to buy a bottle of Pampleau? Stop by any one of these Portland locations and pick up a bottle today!
If you have any questions or would like to purchase outside of the Portland area, reach us below: