Alicante Bouschet

Name of varietal: Alicante Bouschet

Common synonyms: Alicante Henri Bouschet, Alicante, Garnacha Tintorera (Spain), Alikant Buse, and many derivations of the two names together or apart

Parentage of the grape: Petit Bouchet, Grenache

History of the grape: Like all good biographies, the rise and fall of Alicante Bouschet begins with its grandparents. For centuries, one of the most widely planted grapes in France had been Aramon. Though relatively bland, it’s prone to high yields and one of the few resistant to powdery mildew. In 1824, horticulturalist Louis Bouschet, in an attempt to add color to Aramon but retain its easy cultivation, crossed it with Teinturier du Cher. Teinturiers (the name means “dyers”) are a type of grape that produces naturally red juice (as opposed to most other grapes which whether red or white, make white grape juice unless given time to macerate), and named it Petit Bouschet. in 1865, his son Henri chose to cross Petit Bouchet with Grenache, and created Read more »

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  • Quinta Do Casal Branco Red 2010

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    New World influences, with a bit of new oak , but also licorice, baking spice, ... ... touriga nacional and alicante bousche Read More

    Wine review by benjtp221


  • Herdade Do Esporao Alentejo Reguengos Reserva 2009

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    Super-ripe black cherry, dark chocolate, and sweet oak. New World style with ... of aragonez, trincadeira, alicante bouschet, and cabernet sauvignon. 12 months in French and American oa Read More

    Wine review by benjtp221


  • Vinhos Sogrape Alentejo Callabriga 2011

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    Full-bodied, rich, with ripe blackberry and with notes of cedar. Blend of aragonez, alicante bouschet, alfrocheiro. Read More

    Wine review by benjtp221


  • I’ve already written up my thoughts on some white wines tasted while in ... in ... Touriga Nacional and Alicante Bouschet that spends nine months in new French Oak Coffee bean, ivy, smoky marzipan,and plummy fruit come together on the nose. In the mouth this is very fresh on entry with fine depth to the gorgeous wild berry fruit. Fine grained... Read More

    From the article The Red Wines of Portugal


  • Herdade da Comporta Comporta Setúbal 2009

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    Alicante Bouschet (100%) aged for 12 months in new 500-litre Allier oak barrels Volatile with lots of latex on the nose along with notes of cigar tobacco, glue, and some black tea notes. Chewy and deep in the mouth with lots of cherry character and great acidity that is well integrated and yet able to make a strong impression in the mouth. This ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Herdade da Comporta Comporta Setúbal 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Chao Das Rolas 2012

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    A blend of Castelão, Aragonez, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet and Syrah Raw on the nose smoky and with hints of high toned red fruits. Lots of acid on entry support bright strawberry and redcurrant fruit that feel a bit astringent and bristly on the palate. Front loaded with fruit, then structured and acidic on the backend and through the brief... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Chao Das Rolas 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Herdade de Comporta Parus Red 2010

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    A blend of Alicante Bouschet (80%), Aragonez (10%) and Touriga Nacional (10%). that spends 16 months in new 500-litre Allier oak barrels Floral and balsamic in the nose with spicy paprika and tart red fruit over a base of sandalwood and walnutty oxidation. Big, opulent and broad in the mouth with nice early balsamic tones which are followed by a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Herdade de Comporta Parus Red 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


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