Domaine Philémon "Croix d’Azal" 100% Braucal France
Organic, hand harvested, indigenous yeast, minimal SO2
Braucal is a traditional Gaillac grape variety, and if you're like me this is the first time you've ever heard of it. What a treat! The nose is woody, with a bit of barnyard funk and, according to Abigale, blackberry hand pies. The palate is a delightful surprise considering the nose and inky magenta color. Juicy, spicey, tingly, brambly- we get cut red pepper and tart plum, with a dusty tannic finish. This wine is a spring lip smacker to be sure, and great value.