Laurent Cazottes 2016 Prunelart, Vin de France (Gaillac)
Item Number: 13673
Region: South West France
Sub Region: Gaillac
Appellation/AVA: Vin de France
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Prunelart
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Clay and limestone
About Prunelart: Prunelart (or Prunelard) is the parent grape of Cot (Malbec). Largely forgotten in the post-phylloxera era, there are only a couple dozen hectares of Prunelart left in France. 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. A 15 day fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts. The wine is aged in tank and is bottled unfiltered and unfined.
Tasting Notes: Notes of black and blue fruit on the nose and palate. The Prunelart's tannins balance nicely with the wine's texture and acid. This is a great bistro wine!