Emile Peynaud’s book “Le Goût du Vin” sparked my passion for wine. It also inspired the creation of this wine and the quest for new wine flavours, adding several grape and terroir profiles together in a new and original equation.
You are, of course, familiar with Merlot, a traditional Bordeaux grape variety that endows a wine with smoothness, softness and big red fruit aromas. But have you heard of Braucol? This native grape variety grown in the Tarn area deserves greater recognition!
It adds a fresh, spicy fruit with aromas of violets and liquorice to the blend. And when you add a touch of Viognier (a white wine grape variety!) bringing a complementary touch of acidity, you have all the ingredients you need for an extraordinary wine!
Grape Varieties & Terroirs
70% Merlot on clay-limestone soil
30% Braucol and Viognier on clay-limestone soil
Equally well suited to enjoying as a lightly chilled aperitif (as you would a white wine) as it is to pairing with food (leg of lamb, coq au vin). With its fine silky tannins, this unusual blend is deliciously drinkable!
Vin de France, permitting great freedom of expression!