Réserve naturelle Merlot

ORIGINS & TERROIRS

Grape variety: Merlot

Appellation: IGP Pays d'Oc

Label: Vin biologique - Certifié par Ecocert

Average yield: 60 hl/ha

Vines are located between Béziers and Nîmes. This extended area offers a wide diversity of terroirs (clay-limestone soils, stony terraces, pebbles).

Vinification & ageing

Night harvest of grapes. Upon reception, destemming and crushing, cold pre-fermentation maceration in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks to extract colour and aromatic precursors. Fermentation with temperature control (20-25°C), gentle pumping over and delestage. Short vatting time. Run-off and pressing of the marc, blending of the runs and presses, malolactic fermentation. No fining, aged in vats. Filtration: Tangential

Tasting notes

Sensory Palette: Charnu

Visual: Purple red colour with garnet tints

Olfactory: Notes of red fruits, blackcurrant, white pepper, undergrowth

Gustatory: Aromatic, structured, with well-coated tannins

Serving temperature: 16-18°C

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Merlot

Native to the Bordeaux region, its name refers to Merle, the French word for blackbird because of its color. Particularly rich in anthocyanins, Merlot has a high color intensity, resulting in dark, dense wines with a deep purple-red color. In warmer regions, it offers an aromatic palette marked by notes of black and red fruit, and develops aromas of plum, black cherry and blackberry. With age, wines made from Merlot develop aromas of jam, licorice and undergrowth. This variety is often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Franc. Merlot is grown all over the world and is one of the best-known grape varieties.