Autrement - 2016 - Jacques Broustet
A nose of small black fruits, undergrowth, and leather. Palate: masterfully matured in vats, freshness and fluidity are preserved, fruit and alcohol are balanced, tannins are grippy, and the finish is long with a hint of truffle. A perfect match for a cheese plate!
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Vin de France
- Degree of alcohol
- 13 %
- To drink from
- 2022 to 2026
A blend of four varietals: Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, in similar proportions, from vines planted at around two meters altitude on sandy-clay soils. The grapes are farmed biodynamically, harvested by hand, and meticulously sorted. As the name suggests (autrement = “differently”), the vinification here is quite unlike that of most big names in Bordeaux: this is non-interventionism in its purest form – zero chemicals, no topping up of the barrels, no fining, no filtration. A wine that surprises every time.
Jacques Broustet lives in Saint Pierre d'Aurillac, just outside of Sauternes country. His estate is built on a human scale, just three hectares. Vines that he inherited from his father in 2000, when Jacques ended his IT career in Bordeaux. The father and son are still neighbours, but the former likes the grass between the rows well trimmed and the space around clean and clear, whereas...All wines
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