Maison Bouachon Les Comborines Côtes du Rhône 2016 (Rhone Valley, France) "...strawberry, raspberry, peppermint..."
“A barrel-maker born in Châteauneuf-du-Pape will eventually think of filling his barrels.” It came to no surprise when the Bouachon family, barrel-makers who had already been selecting grapes to produce wine for others, decided to fill their own barrels in 1898. Maison Bouachon developed its passion for terroir while seeking the utmost in quality. Close relations were established with growers from one generation to the next. Combining resources and know-how through solid partnerships made it possible to get the most out of vines and terroirs. Exceptional parcels were carefully selected. Grenache, the king of grape varieties in the southern Rhône valley, became central to blending and today, Maison Bouachon make some of the most respected wines in all of the Southern Rhone Valley. Located just north east of Chateauneuf du Pape, the terroir here is a mixture of gravel, clay and stony soils. Grenache is the most important grape in the appellation.
"Deep red garnet with violet tints. Little red underwood fruits, smashed strawberry, blackcurrant, raspberry with notes of peppermint. A supple attack, it reminds one of over ripe fruits associated with sweet spices like vanilla and toasted notes. This wine will express all its secrets when young."