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Alicante Bouschet

Late Harvest Alicante Bouschet Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Reviewed in barrel by professors and winery owners from Italy, Virginia state enologist and viticulturalist and many wine writers and winemakers, our Late Harvest Alicante was rated the top wine in our cellar. Ripe plum, current and raisin flavors abound with sweet anise interlaced. Rich and unctuous, it is "dessert in a glass".

Varietal Definition
Alicante Bouschet:
Minor grape originating from a 19th century cross using the Aramon and ancient Teinturier native vine, resulting in a hybrid varietal. This in turn was crossed with the Grenache to give the named grape. Widely grown in France, California and Spain. In the latter country it is known as Garnacha Tintorera. In the cool Champagne region of France it is the main grape used to make the sweet "vin mousseux" - (sparkling wine). Often known as "Alicante" for short. Elsewhere the canned juice is used by many amateur winemakers for fermenting homemade wines.


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