Les Freres Bastards Red 2018

Introducing Les FRÈRES Bastards, a delightful collection from the creators of Fat bastard. With this carefully crafted GSM blend, we pay tribute to our Southern French heritage and the enduring friendship that unites our founders Thierry & Guy... the original Bastard Brothers.

About the Vineyard

The Vin de France appellation enables us to source the finest French grapes from the best growing zones: Left bank of the Rhône river & Roussillon region for the Grenache noir (pebbles stones), Right bank of the Rhône river & Minervois region for the Syrah (pebbles stones & limestone soils), Languedoc region for the Mourvèdre (clay & limestone soils).

Wine Production

The Syrah is picked first, beginning of September, the Grenache noir mid-September and the Mourvèdre, the last to ripen, around end of September/early October. 2 to 3 week fermentations for the Syrah and the Grenache noir, and 3 to 4 weeks for the Mourvèdre. All grapes are vinified separately and then blended once fermentations are finished.

Tasting Notes

The nose is characterized by aromas of plums, black cherries and spices. The palate is rich and smooth with notes of pepper and tobacco. Elegant finish.

Food Pairing

A classic southern France style, rich, round and tasty, enjoyed on its own or easily paired with full-flavored dishes such as lasagna, beef stew, grilled red meats and grilled vegetables.

Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
50% Grenache noir, 30% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.75 %
pH level
3.73
Residual sugar
2.63 g/L
Acidity
2.91 g/L

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