Alicante Bouschet

  • Grape
  • olly-kan-tay boo-shey

A rare type of grape that has both red skins and red flesh, known as a teinturier. Created when French botanist, Henri Bouschet, crossed Grenache with Petit Bouschet.

Full-Bodied Red

Primary Flavors

  • Black Cherry

  • Blackberry Bramble

  • Black Plum

  • Black Pepper

  • Sweet Tobacco

Taste Profile

  • Body: Full
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Tannin: Medium-High
  • Acidity: Medium
  • Alcohol: 13.5–15% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Room (60–68°F)
  • Glass TypeOversized
  • Decant 30 Minutes
  • Ageability5-10 years
  • Avg Price $19.00

Food Pairing

The intense smoky-sweet flavors of Alicante Bouschet beg for equally intense foods including barbecue, teriyaki, carne asada and grilled vegetables.

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