2016 Arbeau Fronton “On l’appelle négrette”

Article number: On L'Appelle
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Siblings Gerard and Anne Arbeau are the third generation of their family to steward their family estate, first established in 1878 by their grandfather as a mixed-produce farm. In 1936 their grandfather acquired 40 hectares of vines, and the family sold their wine in bulk until they could afford to bottle and label it themselves in the early 1980’s. The estate is now 55 hectares in total, about 50% planted to negrette - the primary indigenous variety to the Fronton region, the remaining half to a mix of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, syrah, malbec, and fer servadou- all farmed sustainably. This bottling is 100% negrette fermented and aged in stainless steel, and showcases the variety’s characteristic red fruit and black pepper notes. Not tannic or dense, this woodsy red is a nice accompaniment to the season's root vegetables and squashes.
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