MERLOT PAYS D’OC IGP
The most recent Merlot grape variety derives its name from the Occitan word ‘Merlau’, a word which means young blackbird (Merle). The birds are rather partial to these grapes. Up until the start of the 20th century, this variety was primarily cultivated in Bordeaux. It is very popular with amateur wine enthusiasts because it produces supple and fruity wines.
Situated in Languedoc, some 40 km south of Narbonne, the vines benefit from an exceptional sub-soil of clay-limestone and small stones which enables excellent soil drainage.
Mechanical harvesting and manual sorting at the vatting stage. Traditional winemaking process using thermo-regulated stainless steel vats with successive pumping over and clarification to extract the tannins and substances and achieve a pleasant aromatic concentration.
The perfect accompaniment to grilled red meat, lamb, spaghetti carbonara and soft or hard cheeses.
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