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Bottle of Jean Boutielle 'Pirate' 2021 750ml

Jean Bouteille - Pirate 2021

$38.00

Region: Barossa Valley

Grapes: Merlot, Semillon

Energetic and organic red/white blend with a good dose of carbonic maceration dialling up the vibrancy. There's dark fruits and herbs on the nose and that carries through to the palate with juicy plum finishing in a stiff brambly lick of tannin. The Semillon in the mix adds a lift in body and acidity and keeps it fresh enough for the fridge. 

NERD NOTES

80% Merlot topped up with 20% Semillon from an organically farmed vineyard in Vine vale, East of the Barossa. Vines grown on deep sand over red clay that benefit from the cool night air coming down from the Eden Valley Ridge. Both varieties have been hand picked and whole bunch tipped into a stainless steel tank to undergo a carbonic maceration for one week. After that week the fermentation kickstarted and the ferment had three days of foot stomping, once a day, to extract some colour, aromatics, and to break down the carbonic effect. Pressed in a horizontal bag press and finish the fermentation in stainless before going to old seasoned French barrique and demi muid for élevage over winter. Bottled without any additions.

ABOUT THE PRODUCER

Jean Bouteille Wines is the project of South West French native, Jean-Baptiste Courdesses. After spending several years working as a Sommelier in restaurants & wine bars whilst chasing harvest accross the Northern & Southern Hemispheres as a flying winemaker, Jean-Baptiste settled in the Adelaide Hills' Basket Ranges.

From here he crafts his unique wines using exclusively organically grown grapes sourced from around the Barossa & Adelaide Hills region, with a focus on crafting singular style wines representative of these regions.