"Polichinel" Vieilles Vignes, Simon Busser

"Polichinel" Vieilles Vignes, Simon Busser - 2016

Item # 27905 750mL
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Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.

Tasting Notes

Simon Busser lives the life of a hippy and makes incredible wines in the Cahors region that everyone should be drinking. Made entirely from the Malbec grape from 40 year old vines. While the old vines and the variety give tannins, this Polichinel cuvée is Simon's version of easy to drink, and indeed it is. The soils are amix of clay, limestone and gravel. No SO2 was added to the wine. Dark fruits in profile with the slightest prickle due to the residual CO2 intentionally used to preserve the wines. Winemaker Simon Busser has intentionally chosen to omit the appellation in his bottles of Cahors due to the fact that his winemaking approach goes above and beyond what the appellation demands.

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Astor's Glossary of Terms


Known as Côt throughout much of France, Malbec is the dark-skinned variety that put Argentinian wine on the map - and likewise, Argentinian Malbec saved the grape from near obscurity. The Cahors appellation in France still relies on Malbec to distinguish many of its wines, but the area is exceptional in this regard. As the grape can be quite difficult to cultivate, it has become far less popular...

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