Tire Bouchon, Vin De France

Tire Bouchon, Vin De France

Appellation: Vin de France
Varietal: Majority Grenache and Carignan with Aramon, Oeillades and Syrah
Vineyards: 5 hectares divided in 4 separate parcels
Average age of vines: From 4 to 68 years
Principal soil type: Sandy banks of the River Ouvèze

Adrien Roustan uses young-vine appellation Vacqueyras fruit grown on the banks of the Ouvèze for this bottling. Accent on fruit and pleasure. Vin de convivialité.

Elegance and purity underscore all of Adrien Roustan wines. This is the case for his Gigondas and Vacqueyras bottlings and no less for this simple Vin de France. Piquant, juicy, brightly toned red fruits dominate. Sublime silky texture. While Grenache provides the foundation, with a basket of tart red fruits, Carignan inhabits its soul, contributing a darker, more wild profile and giving the impression that one is drinking far west of the Rhône, in the heart of the Languedoc where Carignan is king. Five separate varietals seamlessly integrated.

Tire Bouchon fact sheet (PDF)

Regions

France

Beaujolais
Burgundy
Champagne
Montagne de Reims Emmanuel Brochet Côte des Bars Domaine Marie Courtin Valleé de la Marne Flavien Nowack
Southwest
Côtes du Marmandais Élian Da Ros
Jura
Languedoc
Terrasses du Larzac Domaine du Pas de L’Escalette Saint Chinian Domaine Rimbert
Loire
Provence
Rhône
Volnay Village

Tire Bouchon, Vin De FranceBright and fruit forward. Seamless. Impressive elegance for an “apéro” wine for friends.

VacqueyrasAn explosion of dark berry fruit, floral notes, plush, velvety palate and supple tannins make this wine extremely attractive in its youth.

GigondasMajority Grenache with a small Syrah addition from single parcel of Grand Montmirail, planted in 1975.