Château Bouscassé – Menhir


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AOC Madiran

Alain Brumont decided to plant Merlot right after he found a grey clay parcel, which is specific to the Pomerol region and blend it with Tannat. The wine finally has both the fruit power and the depth of Tannat, and the smoothness of Merlot: an amazing balanced red wine.

Grape Varieties:

Tannat –  Merlot

Vineyard:

A unique terroir in Madiran, the eastern side consists of blocks of stone in the form of “menhirs”, weighing from 1 to 30 tons, surrounded by deep yellow clay. Tannat is the predominant grape variety here. The western side consists of grey clay and a deep layer of soft chalk, where Merlot is exclusively planted exclusively. These two unique terroir are the perfect union to create great wines in Madiran.

Winemaking:

Classic winemaking with 3-6 weeks maceration followed by a malolactic fermentation in new oak barrels. Then the wine is aged on lees for 14 months with 50% of new barrels and 50% of one year old barrel.

Tasting note:

Aromas of blackberry, crystallized plum and truffle. A well balanced wine with depth and complexity that will be enhanced with time.

Food pairing:

The wine will go along with stew or turkey.

Ratings :

Vintage 2006: 93 Points Wine Enthusiast

Vintage 2009: 93 Points Wine enthusiast

Location

32400 Maumusson-Laguian, France
Additional Information
Country

France

Region

Appellation

Madiran

Wine type

Red wine

Producteur

Château Bouscassé

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