2022 Lightly Sparkling Alicante Bouschet
Notes from the winemaker:
Vinden Wines is one of very few wineries in Australia to grow and produce this rare grape varietal - it is a teinturier, one of the few grapes with red flesh, resulting from a cross in the 1800’s between a Grenache and Petit Bouschet. Grown on Vinden Estate on red loamy clay, it truly reflects the characteristics of the grape varietal, a fruit-forward style with red berries on the palate. This new release is bottled with a light spritz. This year’s lightly sparkling Alicante Bouschet looks a little different - Angus selected a swing top champenoise glass, making it easy to pop and reseal - saving you manically searching through that one random cutlery drawer (we all have one) for your Champagne stopper. This year’s label was illustrated by Hunter Valley-born, botanical illustrator Adriana Picker. The elegant illustration shows the Alicante Bouschet during its flowering process.