2020 Kassette B
This wine was made from grapes purchased from a vineyard near the beautiful southern walled city of Carcassonne.
The grapes are 50% Alicante Bouschet and 50% Merlot and they were harvested on 20th August, 2020. Alicante Bouschet is an interesting grape variety which is receiving more attention these days due to the fact that it is a teinturier grape. This means that it is one of only a few red grape varieties that has red juice. The whole bunches of Alicante were distributed across two tanks and then the first tank was filled with half of the direct-pressed Merlot (which means that it was filled with white juice as Merlot is not a teinturier variety). The second tank was filled with destemmed Merlot. The first tank underwent three weeks of maceration and the second tank 15 days. The wine was bottled on the 1st July 2021 without any additions. Living Wines