Château Bouscassé is the original home of Alain Brumont. The soil here is different from Montus, being clay, limestone and grès, a limestone rock. The vines – made up of 70% Tannat, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc – are 60-85 years old. Château Bouscassé is made up of 50% Tannat, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc, picked by hand, destemmed, with a cuvaison of 4 weeks then aged in one or two year old barrels for around 12 months. Vieilles Vignes is 100% Tannat, totally destemmed, 6 week cuvaison, then aged in 100% new oak barrels and bottled with no fining or filtration.
Tour de Bouscassé comes from the young vines and is 60% Tannat, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc. Jardins de Bouscassé Blanc offers super value and is delicious! Petit Courbu and a little Petit Manseng. There is a brisk pre-fermentation maceration followed by cool fermentation in stainless steel. This wine is lovely, filling the mouth with citrus fruits and honey! Their Pacherencs du Vic Bilh Moelleux are exceptional sweeties of great value made from late harvest Petit Manseng.