Made by Boutinot' encompasses vineyards and cellars in France, Italy and South Africa as well as long standing relationships with hundreds of winegrowers throughout the world. Wines are crafted by both vinifying fruit from Boutinot's own vineyards and by selecting and blending wine from partner growers. Boutinot's dedicated Product Managers (including two Masters of Wine) work hand in hand with experienced and highly talented winemakers and blenders to bring their winemaking philosophy to life. It's their job to ensure all 'Made by Boutinot' wines are crafted to match stylistic ideals of how wine should taste and deliver Boutinot's vision of high quality wines at every price point.
Cabernet Franc is much under-rated and rarely cultivated outside its traditional habitats of Bordeaux and Loire. At Mas Barrau in the Gard region of Southern Rhône, Samantha and Eric have worked to produce a wine that sets new standards for Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Franc grapes for this cuvée came from a single Domaine family estate near Nimes.
Samantha and Eric look specifically for vines which are south-facing and can achieve the most sunlight to source the Cabernet Franc grapes for this wine. The terroir is full of limestone which gives rich yet soft and lightly acidic wine – this in turn gives the drinker a pleasantly sweet sensation on the palate Machines are used in farming but the vinification processes are very traditional and natural when making this wine.