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2018 Domaine Boucabeille 'Les Terrasses de Régis' Rouge: Languedoc-Roussillon, France


Tasting Notes

This a big red! Rich in dark fruit, minerals and tannins. This wine is old world to its core and surely won't disappoint. Would pair beautifully with a delicious steak!

Winery Details

The wines are produced on the hill Força Réal (altitude 505 m), 15 km northwest of Perpignan. The hill is formed of schist that date back 450 million years. These are metamorphic rocks, clay sediments originally have been subject to high pressure and high temperature variations, and have acquired the form of thin plates. This stone hill offers an exceptional view over the entire Roussillon plain and the sea.

Making wine on the land that had first only served as a fixed point of turmoil for it’s hearty terrain, this may be what makes you dream of the generations of farmers who have succeeded on Força Réal. The soils allow the roots of the vines to penetrate deeply to find what it needs; water and minerals. The soil is permeable and dry. The vine is a balance on this soil and requires almost no processing. It boasts southeast sun, less hot in Summer as the setting sun, the northwest wind, the freshness of the altitude.

In the vineyard, plowing is avoiding, so as not to disrupt the microbial life of the soil and schist. Biodiversity at the heart of the vineyards, we also planted forest around the vineyard, favored by woodland edges, but also created ponds and placed dozens of hives of bees.

There is no use of any mechanization in the vineyards, especially when pruning or harvesting so as not to abuse the vineyards or compacting soils. All harvesting is done entirely by hand. The quality of fermentation in the cellars and the aging potential of the wines are guaranteed by the healthy grapes for this exceptional terrain.

Wine Summary

Winery/Producer: Domaine Boucabeille

Grape(s): 50% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah, and 20% Carignan

Style: Red, dry

Origin: Força Réal, Perpignan, Côtes du Roussillon, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested and manually sorted. The alcoholic fermentation and the ageing is done using traditional winemaking methods, with maceration.

Aging: Aged in French oak barrels for a few months.

% ABV: 14.5%