Alicante is rarely vinified on its own. However, we succeeded in producing a solid, round wine with aromas of ripe red and black berries. This is a real taste sensation that deserves to be discovered !
The grapes are harvested by hand, completely destemmed and left to macerate for 12 days with daily pumping over of the must. 15% of the wine is aged in one-year-old barrels for roundness and added complexity.
This wine features beautiful deep purple colour tinged with ruby and garnet. Its aromas of ripe red and black berries are enhanced by a slight hint of oak that complements this wine's fleshy tannic structure. It is very harmonious on the palate, round and full-bodied, and boasts a remarkably long finish.
Alicante Bouschet is a teinturier grape variety of French origin. It is one of the few French dark-skinned varietals whose juice is red rather than white. It was created in 1855 by Henri Bouschet, a wine grower near Montpellier, who crossed Petit Bouschet, which has practically disappeared today, with Grenache. Although Alicante is a varietal that is native to the Languedoc region, it is being planted less and less.