Echapée Belle, Le Bout du Monde
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Organic

Echapée Belle, Le Bout du Monde - 2018

Item # 29461 750mL
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Color
Red
Vintage
Country
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Grape Variety

Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Natural

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


Tasting Notes

Scrumptious on the palate with a spiciness that's Syrah classic, the fermentation process (two weeks of carbonic maceration). The winery, Le Bout du Monde, is located near the "end of the world" not so far from St.-Chinian.


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Staff Pick Notes

It is the end of the world! What I mean is that Edouard Lafitte and his winery “Le Bout du Monde” (end of the world), hailing from the tiny village of le Tour de France in the Languedoc-Roussillon, is making some awesome natural wine in this budding locale for young, natty winemakers. Edouard has made his mark through his use of carbonic maceration which he performs in repurposed 3000-liter cement tanks. The Echapée Belle is a blend of Syrah and Carignan, undergoing carbonic maceration for a little over two weeks and aging in used oak for a few months. With a delightful touch of petulance, notes of fresh violets, tart blackberries, licorice, and plums are all packaged up in a low alcohol, juicy wine that possesses great energy and balance. Highlighting the dark fruit and gently reining in the tannins, more like out of this world!

- JOS

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Syrah

We'd like to clear this up once and for all: the Shiraz grape is genetically identical to Syrah. Australian winemakers put "Shiraz" on the map (and, many would argue, vice versa), and the term is now used throughout much of the New World. Let it never be said, however, that Shiraz and Syrah are the same thing: the region in which the grape is grown determines much about the flavor of the wine it...

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