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Alicante Bouschet

Pronunciationah-leh-cant Boo-Shay

First cultivated at Domaine de la Calmette in Maugio, Southern France in 1855, Henri Bouchet created this cross variety of Grenache and Petit Bouschet (Aramon Noir x Teintutier) amongst many others. The variety is part of the Vitis Vinifera species and is a tenturier or Red-fleshed berries. 

Alicante yields soft, fruity wines and is being used as a blend to dye and darken light red wines. Compares to France, Spain has greater lands for this variety known to them as Garnacha Tintorera sizing to 22,251 ha recorded in 2008. Other than the two given countries, Alicante's popularity is also increasing in Portugal, Italy, Turkey, Hungary, Switzerland, Croatia, Bosnia, Israel, North Africa, California Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay.

Source: Wine Grapes 

A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavors

Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, and Jose Vouillamouz

Published by the Penguin Group

Planted in: France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Turkey, Hungary, Cyprus, Crotia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Israel, North Africa

Total Of 1 Wine(s) Found
Vintage Descriptions Status Format Price
Alicante Bouschet
2017
Italy
Toscana
ETA
4th Qtr 2020
750ml
S$75.00
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