100% Alicante Bouschet (old vine planted in 1939)
South - South West exposure hillsides.
Yields 28 hl/ha
Hand picked. Total disteming. Traditional vinifications with long macerations. Extraction by « rack and return » technic only. Matured in our cellars in stainless steel and concrete tanks.
Atramentaire colour, picture of the power of the boar. The first nose, gushes from the label... pepper, black fruit and ripe crushed thyme, fennel, toasted pinion. A musky smell a little reminder ... "Wild Flavors". Finally to the palate what a surprise! The attack is soft and fleshy. It is not heavy, the tannins are still young but full of promise. Dark chocolate, mocha and graphite empyreumatic aromas and spices involved in sensual pleasures. Decant largely to open this wine even more promising and beautifully unconventional. Finally, a boar and a rabbit... just have fun and enjoy ! It can be easily forgotten 5-7 years under good conditions of ageing.
About the Alicante :
The Alicante Bouschet is a tenturier (dye) of French origin, made in 1855 by Henri Bouschet Mauguio. It is a cross between Petit Bouschet with Grenache. Now widely ripped for its rustic, it was very common in the south of France.
Worked at low yields, it can express great originality and a nice tannic power.