|From the Organic Wine Company:
Well balanced and rounded, on the peppery side! Full-bodied, ink red color, with scents of thyme, laurel and rosemary with blackberry overtones. Aromas of berry, leather and spice. Very smooth and mouth-filling. Warm tannins and a lingering, smooth finish.
After a 10 day maceration period, the new wine is racked, pressed and aged for about 18 months. The result is a dry, Rhône-style wine typical of southern France.
Château Bousquette is located 20 miles North of Béziers, close to the Mediterranean coast, in the heart of the Languedoc region. On very dry clay soils, the 60 acre property cultivates the traditional varietals of the region: Carignane, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. Organically grown since 1972, Château Bousquette is one of the pioneers of organic viticulture and its wines are regularly nominated for awards. (Guide Hachette 2007 again). A very low yield associated with a well established mastery of the winemaking process has delivered an amazingly consistent quality over the past 30 years.
30% Carignan, 35% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre
Eric Perret, Winemaker
Saint-Chinian, France AVA