These unique Southern French wines are a partnership between Peter Click, Alan MacDonald and Theirry Boudinaud – the same people who created FAT bastard 15 years ago. Click and MacDonald recently started a wine brand incubation company, and immediately wanted to again work with Thierry, to launch a new brand from Southern France. “We were able to create a sensation many years ago with FAT bastard” said Click, “Much of the success was because Theirry worked with us to craft wines that overdelivered for the price point and were embraced by both the trade and consumers.”
Thierry has been the head of his family’s successful winery for two decades. He has worked in Southern France his whole life and knew exactly which growers he wanted to work with and which lots and varietals he was particularly interested in.
Blend – 50% Cabernet Sauvignon; 30% Grenache; 20% Syrah
The Cabernet Sauvignon is grown between the foothills of the Cévennes Mountains and the picturesque Village of Uzes in the South of France. Both the Syrah and Red Grenache came from small vineyards in the Southern part of the Rhône on the right bank of the river. The early ripening area brings a solid blend combining fruit, varietal character and deep characteristics of the warm Mediterranean climate.
Blend – 35% Red Grenache; 20% Syrah; 20% Merlot; 15% Cabernet Sauvignon; 10% Mourvèdre
Probably the most complex and concentrated Blend of the three, carrying sweet fruit from Grenache, deepness and darkness from Syrah power from Mourvèdre all with a Rhône signature. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot come from a little area north of Nîmes, picked very ripe which contributes varietal character, but also smoothness and lush mouth feel.
Blend – 35% Syrah; 25% Grenache; 30% Cabernet Sauvignon; 10% Merlot
A traditional Rhone blend with the added benefit of adding Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to make a full bodied, highly structured wine. The Syrah was harvested from the Rhône Valley and Uzes area. The Grenache came from the scenic area of Pezenas with the Cabernet Sauvignon coming from the Minervois, contributing much of the wines concentration. The Merlot was picked at high ripeness in the neighborhood of Mediterranean Sea.
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