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Alicante Bouschet

Alicante Bouschet Wine Details
Price: $17.00 per bottle

Description: One of our most popular wines, Alicante is dark and ink-like in color. Layers of red and black fruit will seduce your senses, and the seemingly endless flavors in your mouth will have you asking why you never heard of this varietal before.

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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