Endowed with a dark robe, a matured cherry color, powerful nose opens onto grilled toast, spices and clove.With a nice sweetness, the palate reveals powerful and elegant aromas, which evoke caramelized red fruits.This is a great wine with soft tannins and a spiced after taste.The remarkable quality of this wine resides in the exceptional quality of the grapes and the age of the Carignan vines: 100 years old.The control of the yield (25hl/ha) in trimming the green unripe grapes early, is to ensure that the more mature grapes aren’t malnourished and develop to give a full, concentrated juice.The harvest is manually executed according to tradition. Most of the grapes are put entirely into vats and vinified separately by carbonic maceration.After draining vats and the malolactic fermentation of the wine, the different grape varieties are blended and the wine is sung into new oak barrels for a 12 months aging. We select the best barrel makers in order to adapt the choice of origins of wood and their types of heating with the potential of each vintage.This wine is neither pressed nor filtered before being bottled; the bottles are then stored for 12 months before being commercialized.
Boutenac in Corbières is one of the more recent areas to achieve its own cru appellation, following the lead set by Minervois La Livinière in 1998. One of the warmest and driest parts of the region, its wines are rich, luscious and fine.
Mesmerising notes of ripe blackberries, cassis and sweet earthiness. Intoxicatingly rich and delicious with lavish fruit and complexity. Impressively deep dark red.