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Alicante Bouschet

Alicante Bouschet Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: Known in France as a teinturier literally, a dyer, when crushed this hybrid of Petite Bouschet and Grenache is one of the few grapes to produce deep red juice. Alicante's high yields and thick, rot-resistant skin made it a favorite for shipping to our home-winemaking friends back east during prohibition. This limited production wine is a favorite at Cooper for it's full body, aggressive tannins, and smooth finish.

Varietal Definition
Alicante Bouschet:
Minor grape originating from a 19th century cross using the Aramon and ancient Teinturier native vine, resulting in a hybrid varietal. This in turn was crossed with the Grenache to give the named grape. Widely grown in France, California and Spain. In the latter country it is known as Garnacha Tintorera. In the cool Champagne region of France it is the main grape used to make the sweet "vin mousseux" - (sparkling wine). Often known as "Alicante" for short. Elsewhere the canned juice is used by many amateur winemakers for fermenting homemade wines.


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