A rare red clay terroir for a supple and smooth Madiran. The work of identifying and selecting the different terroirs of Madiran has enabled us to highlight the quality and particularity of a plot located at the end of the Château Bouscassé vineyard. This terroir of red clay, very rare in the South-West, saw the first vines planted at high density (7500 vines/ha) 40 years ago. This gives a fine, supple wine with discreet tannins, which will delight lovers of subtle and elegant wines.
33% Tannat, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon,
33% Cabernet Franc, 1% Fer Servadou
40 year old vines
Red clay basement over fissured rock.
Vinification and Aging
Vinified in blended grape varieties.
Fermentation at 28°C in a wooden vat. Maceration for 3 to 6 weeks, punching down.
Malolactic fermentation in wooden vats. Aging in barrels (30% new and 70% one to two wines) for 12 to 14 months on the lees.
Aromas of blood orange, candied and caramelized red fruits.
Good balance and soft tannins.
Food and wine pairings
Argile Rouge will go perfectly with dishes such as a
duck à l'orange, lamb, Noir de Bigorre pork, flank steak
with shallots, confit veal shank, pigeon, poultry.