Bellefontaine Malbec, Pays d’Oc

£8.95
  • Bellefontaine Malbec, Pays d’Oc
  • Bellefontaine Malbec, Pays d’Oc

Bellefontaine Malbec, Pays d’Oc

£8.95

AVAILABILITY: 13 in stock

Grape Malbec
Style Dry, Red, Medium Bodied, Black Fruit, Easy Drinking, Food Friendly
Country France
Region Aude, Languedoc, Southern France
Volume 75cl
ABV 13%
Dietary Vegetarian, Vegan

 

Bellefontaine Malbec, Pays d’Oc, a contemporary Malbec sourced from the Languedoc Pyrenees, boasting brilliant blueberry notes that develop into a captivating balance of sweet and bitter blackcurrant leaf. Sweet red fruit flavours abound, accompanied by raspberry hints and a hint of dark chocolate on the finish. Enjoy with grilled beef, lamb, or chilli con carne.

About the Producer

Like all good stories, that of Boutinot France is both long and a little bit complicated! Boutinot began as a tiny importer in 1980, specialising in French wines. Paul Boutinot himself began by personally selecting the wines from France, back in the UK he would unload the trailer by hand. And deliver the crates of wines to customers himself. But good things grow and by the end of the decade they had become a bigger and better company. A company that not only sought out great wines but made them too. 10 years later, Boutinot France started in January 1990. The first office was in the middle of the vines in Julienas; perfectly located to navigate the Beaujolais and Macon regions on the quest to make beautiful wines..

Today, Boutinot’s French office has relocated to Macon, and has over 20 employees who take care of production across the whole of France, covering fresh whites and rosés from Gascony, mineral wines from Burgundy, and joyful varietal wines from Languedoc among others. There is no single model to source the wines; instead, a combination of sources are used, from large-scale, high-quality co-ops to small, family growers and single domaines, as well as their own vineyards in Cairanne and Saint-Vérand. Drawing on the expertise of their four in-house winemakers and a network of partner growers, they seek to deliver the highest quality-to-price ratio possible for every wine.

Vineyard and Winery

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.

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