Corbieres Boutenac

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

Distinguished as a singular cru north of Corbieres, the appellation Corbieres Boutenac extends over ten communes of the Aude to the 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 Corbieres Boutenac one of the most qualitative appellations in Occitanie. Distinction which places it in the restricted circle of Languedoc wines considered as crus. The grapes, harvested when ripe, give shape to vintages aged until the end of the year following the harvest, of which at least two months are spent in the bottle. The rules of proportions impose the alliance of at least two grape varieties among which Carignan, master of the appellation, is still present at 30 to 50% and joins Grenache and Mourvèdre for at least 70% of the assembly. The Syrah comes incidentally to join 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.