Boutenac vineyard

Corberes Boutenac
Corbières Boutenac vineyard
  • Wine Region : Languedoc wines.
  • AOP / AOC: Boutenac (also known as Cru Boutenac)
  • Winemaking: Red wine.
  • Grapes: Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah.

The denomination Corbieres Boutenac has long stood out as a unique vintage located to the north of Corbières vineyard. In 2024, it acquired full protected designation of origin (PDO) status. L'AOP Boutenac now extends over ten municipalities in Aude south of Lézignan-Corbières. Reserved for the production of still red wines, it thrives around the limestone massif of Pinada of Boutenac. If Grenache and Mourvèdre are among the main grape varieties, the preservation of ancestral Carignan contributes to making Boutenac wines one of the most qualitative wine productions in Occitanie. A distinction which places it in the restricted circle of Languedoc wines considered raw. The grapes, harvested when ripe, give shape to vintages aged until the end of the year following the harvest, including at least two months spent in bottle. The rules of proportion impose the alliance of at least two grape varieties among which Carignan, master of the appellation, is always present at 30 to 50% and joins Grenache and Mourvèdre for at least 70% of the assembly. Syrah incidentally joins the dominant trio. Responding to demanding specifications and rigorous selection, the wines of Boutenac vintage develop an amplitude and a depth which harmonize elegantly with their controlled roundness and the silky tannins. Enhanced by a little waiting, aeration or the passage in a carafe of these exceptional wines helps to push them towards their most authentic expression.

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