Savage Grace Bouchey Vineyard Cot 2016 – USA
“Lifted, Floral sweet character. Spicy and leathery.” – Christopher Waters, Canadian Judge
“Spicy. Pepper, Clove and licorice. Smoky like Syrah. Suave and vinous, mild spice, good weight.” – Patrick Comiskey, American Judge
Savage Grace Wines
Dineen Vineyard Rattlesnake Hills, WA
Runner Up Double Gold
About the wines of Savage Grace:
Savage Grace Wines was established in 2011 by owner-wine-maker Michael Savage, with a vintage of Cabernet Franc.
His vision is to make Old World style lower-alcohol, balanced, and expressive wines. He is continuing to deepen his core understanding of all stages in the vinification process, to put his philosophy of low-intervention winemaking into practice, where the grape, vineyard and vintage form a unique balance.
“SAVAGE” – echoes the struggle of the grape to withstand the stress of ripening, along with making wine that is true to the grape, site, and vintage.
“GRACE” – also his wife’s name, is symbolizing what he hopes to achieve as the end result a wine that is delicate, balanced, approachable yet expressive.
About the wine:
“This bright and light-bodied red wine was made from 100% Malbec grapes. It is reminiscent of some of the Malbec-based wines I’ve tasted from the cool-climate Loire Valley, where the grape is called Côt (pronounced ‘Coh’). Food-friendly and almost Pinot Noir-like. It shows aromas of red berries and spice. A truly unique spin on Malbec.”