Learn about Alicante Bouschet — taste profile, popular regions and more …
The most famous of the rare, red-fleshed grape varieties, Alicante Bouschet is known as a Teinturier grape. While most red grapes have red skin but clear flesh or pulp, the French Alicante Bouschet and the Georgian (country) variety called Saperavi have a red interior. These make intensely hued red wines that take to oak well and can stand some time in the cellar.
Tasting Notes for Alicante Bouschet
Alicante Bouschet makes a dry, full-bodied red wine that is fairly high in tannins and boldly expressive of bold back fruit, pepper and fresh tobacco qualities.
Perfect Food Pairings for Alicante Bouschet
Braised short ribs, baby back ribs, creamy polenta and grilled sausages, Mediterranean lamb burger and vegetarian lasagna will pair perfetly with Alicante Bouschet.
Sommelier Secret for Alicante Bouschet
- Pinot Noir387
- Cabernet Sauvignon250
- Other Red Blends105
- Bordeaux Red Blends103
- Rhône Blends37
- Petite Sirah15
- Cabernet Franc14
- Tuscan Blends6
- Other Red Wine3
- Petit Verdot3
- Nero d'Avola2
- Touriga Nacional1
- Nerello Mascalese1
- Alicante Bouschet1
- Standard (750ml)1
Herdade Do Esporao Vinha das Palmeiras Alicante Bouschet 2013Alicante Bouschet from Alentejo, Portugal