Like all good stories, that of Boutinot France is both long and a little bit complicated! Boutinot began as a tiny importer in 1980, specialising in French wines. After 10 years, business had grown and Samantha Bailey packed her bags to set up an office in Burgundy. Today, Boutinot's French office has over 20 employees who take care of production across the whole of France, covering fresh whites and rosés from Gascony, mineral wines from Burgundy, and joyful varietal wines from Languedoc among others. We don't use any single model to source our wines; instead, a combination of sources are used, from large-scale, high-quality co-ops to small, family growers and single domaines, as well as our own vineyards in Cairanne and Saint-Véran. Drawing on the expertise of our four winemakers and a network of partner growers, we seek to deliver the highest quality-to-price ratio possible for every wine.
Made from old, bush vine-grown Grenache Noir grapes.
85% of the wine is aged in French oak for 14 months (30% new barrels and 70% in barrels of 2nd to 3rd fill), and 15% of the wine is unoaked.
A luscious wine with lovely character and soul. With eucalyptus and sweet vanilla on the nose mingled with ripe red fruits, it follows through to a palate brimming with the full-bodied fruit of old bush vines, dark bramble fruit flavours and tasty oak tannins on the finish.
Try with uicy lamb chops, prime rib-eye steak, rich and hearty Bolognese or maybe a gourmet hamburger with chunky, handcut chips.