Laurent Cazottes 2016 Prunelart, Vin de France (Gaillac)

Laurent Cazottes 2016 Prunelart, Vin de France (Gaillac)

Item Number: 13673

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: South West France
Sub Region: Gaillac
Appellation/AVA: Vin de France
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Prunelart
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Clay and limestone
Elevation: 290 meters asl

About Prunelart: Prunelart (or Prunelard) is the parent grape of Cot (Malbec). Largely forgotten in the post-phylloxera era, there are only several dozen hectares of Prunelart left in France, all probably in the Gaillac region. Dark skinned, small and compact, Prunelart grapes make for deeply colored and full-bodied wines with notes of purple fruit and spice.

Winemaking Notes: Fruit is harvested by hand. Fermentation occurs spontaneously in fiberglass and cement tanks with indigenous yeast. The wine is aged in tank with the first racking taking place in February of the following year. This red wine is bottled unfiltered, unfined, and with a very low addition of sulfites.

Tasting Notes: Notes of black and blue fruit  show on the nose and palate. The Prunelart's tannins balance nicely with the wine's texture and acid. This is a great bistro wine!