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Robert & Bernard Plageoles Le Braucol 2016

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Robert & Bernard Plageoles Le Braucol 2016
Producer Robert & Bernard Plageoles
Region, Country Gaillac, France
Bottle Size 750ml
Product Code 15382-750

A wine made from the Braucol variety. Braucol is more commonly known in the south-west of France as Fer Servadou (or Mansois in Marcillac). This comes from a parcel of 30-35 year old vines grown on clay and limestone soils. You could think of it as a Gaillac Pinot or Beaujolais with some sappy stems. But of course, it has its own irresistible personality that reflects both a unique grape and its unique terroir. Florent Plageoles now vinifies this wine as 50% whole bunch and the wine is all the brighter and more gluggable for it. 

Low yields, and ageing only in cement tank with no filtration begets a vibrant, red fruited, sappy and jubey wine with a crunchy, juicy and charmingly fresh personality and also a twist of something herbaceous, dark, inky and spicy to close. "Du glouglou pour le printemps," (for glugging in the springtime) says Robert Plageoles, father of Florent and Romain.  By the way, the wine is labelled Bro'cool, as in 'Bro' for brothers (Florent and Romain) and 'cool', well, we doubt we need to explain that. Suffice to say that this wine has become a staple in 'cool' bars à vins across France.

Robert & Bernard Plageoles Le Braucol 2016

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