Bellefontaine Malbec, Pays d'Oc - Boutinot
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Bellefontaine Malbec, Pays d’Oc 2020

FPB9380

Boutinot France

A fresh take on Malbec, from the reaches of the of the Pyrenees in the Languedoc, rather than the Andes of Argentina.

Meet the producer

Like all good stories, that of Boutinot France is both long and a little bit complicated! Boutinot began as a tiny importer...

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Production

Malbec has a long history in the Languedoc and has traditionally been used in blends. We have decided not to blend, but to offer this Malbec as a stand alone, a wine to appreciate for its difference. One of the great advantages of the region is the ideal climatic conditions: long hot days followed by cool nights allow for longer, slower ripening of the grapes. Thereby providing lots of ripeness and soft tannins, but with necessary acidity. Here it has been allowed to shine, fermented on its own in stainless steel for maximum red and black fruit flavours.

Tasting notes

Bright blueberry fruit which develops to reveal an intriguing bitter-sweet character of blackcurrant leaf. Fine red fruits fill the palate; with raspberries and a touch of dark chocolate on the finish.

Food match

Match with seared beef, lamb chops, or rich chilli con carne.

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