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Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault, Old Vines, Vignes Centenaires, Mokelumne River 2019

USA, Mokelumne River
Cinsault
Price Category: $$$
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Margareta Lundeberg
CEO, Handpicked Wines

ÅG

Åsa Gefvert (attending)
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JN

Johan Norberg (attending)
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AR

Anna Röjerman (attending)
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AF

Amir Fararouz (attending)
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Description

The Bechthold Vineyard, planted in 1886, reputedly constitutes the oldest block of Cinsault on Earth. No wine is more emblematic of the Birichino style than Bechthold Cinsault Rouge. These are the only grapes on which we perform saigner. While it tips in at a mere 12.5% alcohol with an unimpeachably civilized greeting; the handshake squeezes a tad more forcefully than anticipated. It acts like nothing so much as an old school Cru Beaujolais – all violets and room temperature molten rock.

Alcohol

12.5%

Analytical data

dry

Vineyard

Bechthold Vineyard

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