Madiran Cuvée Charles de Batz, Domaine Berthoumieu, South West, France 2015
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Family-owned since 1850 – award-winning wines
Domaine Berthoumieu is a 26 hectare estate in the village of Viella, in the north of the Madiran appellation. The wines offer tremendous character and style, recognised among the best in the appellation.
The Domaine has two different plots: one on a pebbly clay plateau to the west of the village facing south towards the Pyrénées, and the other a gravelly slope facing south east to the east of the village. Tannat thrives here; its dark, chewy liquorice character perfectly matching the rich, gutsy cuisine of confit d’oie and magret de canard.
Madiran ‘Charles de Batz’
A nose of plums, blackberries, spice and hints of vanilla and toasty oak. The palate has plenty of fresh redcurrant and plums with a silky mouth feel, food friendly tannins and hints of dark chocolate on the finish. A wine to partner rich hearty casseroles, cassoulets and belly pork.