Le Prunelart, Domaine Les Très Cantous, 2014

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Le Prunelart, Domaine Les Très Cantous, 2014

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Robert and Bernard Plageoles are committed to tradition, rediscovering what has been lost in the march to globalization, and concentrating on the lost varietals of Gaillac, such as Mauzac, Ondenc and Prunelart. Their aim is not to return to an obsolete past but to inform the future by the permanence of origin and connect future generations to the land through history.

Prunelart, Prunelard, from prune or plum due to its distinct aroma, is sometimes referred to as red stemmed Cot and is an ancestor of Malbec which all but disappeared from the region due to phylloxera in the 1870’s. Many growers refuse to cultivate it due to its naturally low yields but it’s better than Malbec producing a deep coloured wine of greater complexity with a less linear structure. Decanting helps it open up and spread the love – we recommend at least an hour.  

 

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