Château Bouscassé – Vieilles vignes


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AOC Madiran

Located in southwest France, Château Bouscassé is the family estate and the birth place of Alain Brumont. Voted best winegrower by numerous international magazines, he is constantly developing new ideas and planning the future.  For instance he was the first to produce a Madiran with 100% Tannat.

Grape Variety:

100% Tannat

Vineyard:

Produced from vines that are more than 50 years-old, Vieilles Vignes come from the finest white clay terroirs, with small black and white pebbles on the surface. Replacement by marcottage (layering) provides a way of obtaining healthy ungrafted vines.

Winemaking: 

Depending on the vintage the maceration lasts between 3 to 6 weeks, followed by the fermentation and malolactic fermentation in new oak barrels. The wine is aged on its lees for 14 to 16 months, entirely in new oak barrels which gives it originality and character.

Tasting note:
This is full bodied wine where the Tannat gives concentrated notes of black fruits and soft aromas of cigar and mocha.

Food pairings
Vieilles Vignes can be enjoyed with duck breast, ribs of beef, game, lamb, chocolate and red fruits cakes…

Rating:

Vintage 2006: 95 Points  Wine Enthusiast

Vintage 2007: 95 Points Wine Enthusiast

Location

32400 Maumusson-Laguian, France
Additional Information
Country

France

Region

Appellation

Madiran

Wine type

Red wine

Producteur

Château Bouscassé