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Merlot

Appellation IGP OC red merlot


Soil
Basalt and pebbles rolled on hillsides
South/southwest exposure protected from prevailing winds


Grape 
100% merlot
Average of vines: 30 years for chardonnay and 10 for viognier
Average yield: 60hl/ha


Vinification
The grapes harvested at the optimum maturity are destemmed and traditionnaly vinified. During the alcoholic fermentation, the shedding is favored in order to extract the ripe tannins. Post-fermentation maceration of about 20 days and degreasing according to tasting. The press wines are separated from the drainage wines and are assembled only after tasting


Maturing
6 months in vat
The color is a deep red with ruby reflections. On the nose are spicy notes, blackcurrants, tobacco leaves, eucalyptus. The tannins are silky and ripe, bringing a lot of volume to this wine. It offers a nice length.


Serving temperature 
15 - 18°C


Food / wine pairing
This wine will accompany grilled meats or in sauce


Ageing
2 to 4 years