This youthfully purple example gives enticing aromas of blackberry preserves, cedar, and polished wood. On the palate, it is unabashedly bold and intense, with jammy dark fruits matching a vibrant acidity and long finish.
Alicante Bouschet is a very rare type of red grape. This is because, unlike all but just a few compatriots, it has red flesh and juice to go with its red skin. Almost all other red grapes, like Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Sangiovese and others have clear flesh and juice and thus must rely on the pigment in their skins to give color to the wine produced from them. As a result, Alicante Bouschet is known for its robust and intense richness of color, body, and tannin, making it the perfect wine for cool weather and rich meals.