The wine seeped slowly through a small crack in the weathered wood of the ancient press and dripped rhythmically on the stone floor. The man turning the crank smiled at the widening stain, “that’s not coming out,” he chuckled to himself as he resumed pressing the grapes.
Société Price: $41.60
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.
Food Pairing Notes
A great choice to pair with Andouille sausage or a Provencal Beef Stew.