Le Petit Chat Malin Red 75cl
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My humans call me the 'cunning little cat' (Le Petit Chat Malin). This may be because whilst they tend to the grapes and make wine, I like to spend my days looking for mischief, after all a cat has nine lives!
Whilst I prefer a lap or two of water, I've overheard them say this red wine is packed with rich, juicy ripe berry fruit flavours, a touch of soft tannin and a subtle twist of spice.
Our 'Cunning Little Cat' (Le Petit Chat Malin' in its native French) is a tasty wine made from specially selected grapes harvested in the vineyards of the sunny South of France.
The Oc, or 'Pays d'Oc' as you'll see it on most labels, refers to the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, known by the French as 'Le Midi'. Geographically the Oc covers an incredibly broad swathe of vineyards from the Rhône delta in the middle of southern France, arcing all the way round to the Spanish border on her Mediterranean seaboard.
Planted here are both traditional grape varieties such as Grenache Gris (which makes very fine rosé) and Grenache Noir (try Pasquiers for a full-bodied flavoursome find); as well as the 'cépages améliorateurs' (varieties introduced in the last twenty to thirty years) such as Syrah and Merlot for reds, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc for whites. Eric Monnin, Boutinot's winemaker responsible for the Languedoc, is constantly on the look-out for producers who have hidden gems, visiting domaines, seeking out new parcels as well as counselling winemakers before the harvest on e.g. softening harsh tannins in reds, or retaining acidity and expressing aromatics in whites. Then once the grapes have been picked, vinified and the wines barely finished, he tastes these 'brut de cuve' wines intensively and repeatedly over the next six months in collaboration with Samantha Bailey and Kim Tidy to select and blend the styles we seek and decide on their maturation, optimum bottling month and release date to the market.
Wine of France, Collect all nine lives
Preparation and Usage
They seem to like it best with meats and cheeses (my favourite's the one with the holes in).
Grenache, Shiraz/Syrah, Carignan
A primary nose of red berries leads to a juicy yet savoury palate awash with red berries; cherries and strawberries and a touch of dustiness, soft tannins and a subtle twist of spice
They seem to like it best with meats and cheeses (my favourite's the one with the holes in)
Samantha Bailey & Guillaume Letang
Like all good stories, Boutinot France's is both long and a little bit complicated! Boutinot began as a tiny importer in 1980, specialising in French wines. Today, Boutinot has over 20 employees who take care of production across the whole of France. Drawing on the expertise of our 4 winemakers its all about the blend put together using modern winemaking techniques which create this 'lapably' delicious range of wines.
This juicy ripe range of wines hails from the sunny south of France where intense sunshine ripens the grapes that go into our cunning blend.
This supple red is made from selected parcels of Grenache Noir, Syrah and Carignan.
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Red French Wine
Product of France
Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites
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