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La Folle Noire d'Ambat

The Experience

Drink When...
You're feeling expressive
Listen To...
To your senses
Think About...
Surprising. But not cheating.
Drink With...
Slow cooked pork

The Oddbins Take

Remember the Tim Burton films? From Beetle Juice (clearly the best) to Willy Wonka and Corpse Bride, Mr Burton is the Master of Darkness and we think he’d approve of our next wine. It looks like it could be a prop off of one of his sets, with the creepy black and white face looking like Beetle Juice himself. Childhood traumas aside, this little number might just attach a more pleasant connotation to the twisted world of Tim Burton. Boasting a tantalizing perfume of dark dusky cherry, it is laced with violet and smoky nuances, yum!

The Vital Statistics

Country
France
Region
Fronton
Classification
AOC
Vintage
2012
Drink
Best Drunk Now & Over the Next Year
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
375g/l
14.0%
Alcohol Units
10.5

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The Style

Grape
Negrette (100%)
Character
Distinctive, Earthy, Rich, Spicy
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet
La Folle Noir D'Ambat Red Wine France

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Helen McGinn at www.knackeredmotherswineclub.blogspot.co.uk 21/11/12: "Staying in France for the red this week: Fronton is a wine region near Toulouse, down south. The grape is Negrette and its thick skin gives the resulting wine much colour. Black as ink, in fact. Put your nose in the glass and you get a face-full of blackberry and black cherry fruits. Take a sip, and the big, bold flavours will leave you needing a little sit down. It really is a beast. Definitely needs food, preferably a big plate of stew and mash, unless you have a masochistic streak."
This wine hails from just north of Toulouse at a vineyard with plots that are planted with a density of 5000 plants/ha and the yield is 50 hl/ha.
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