2016 Samuel Boulay 'Fricheti'
Grape/s: Alicante, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Noir, Merlot, Roussanne, Syrah/Shiraz, Viognier
This amazing wine is aptly named. The term Fricheti is used when you prepare a meal from whatever is left over in the fridge.For this wine it was the grapes that were not used in the other wines that Samuel made in 2016. Thus, this wine has some direct-press Syrah, some Alicante that was left on skins for a couple of weeks, some Grenache that accidentally underwent carbonic maceration as well as some Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Viognier and Roussanne. The result is a very elegant wine that is softened through the use of some white juice that has been added. - Living Wines