"Taurus" Muscadet, Domaine de l'écu
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Grape VarietyMalbec, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauv, Bonarda
StyleFull & Opulent
The grape varieties are 45% Malbec, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Bonarda, 5% Cabernet Franc.
After harvest, the grapes are placed on drying racks outside the winery, where the naturally windy conditions dry the berries and concentrate the flavours and sugars. The grapes lose approximately 30% of their weight in this process, which is the same method used for Amarone. A cold, pre-fermentation maceration takes place for 12 days at a temperature of 10ºC. F. The wine was aged for 12 months in new French oak.
On the nose this wine displays dark juicy fruit aromas of cassis, figs, fresh blackcurrant and black cherry with notes of liquorice, spice and mocha. The palate shows the excellent concentration of an Amarone style with generous fruit, firm but ripe tannins and a long, round, toasty finish.