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Appellation

AOC Cotes de Bergerac Red

Terroir

Clayey-limestone soil with a high majority of limestone.
Plot n°A307

Grape varieties

Merlot

Weather conditions

A very cold year, letting the Merlot give off all of its elegance

Vinification

Total destemming flowed by punch-downs. Long maceration of 40 days with micro-oxygenation under the cap. Unfiltered.

Aging

Elevage : 12 mois en barriques sur lies avec bâtonnage

Tasting

This wine shows off the heart & soul of the limestone terroir where Merlot’s boasts its uniqueness and ripeness. The nose subtly gives off red and black berries, liquorice and a fresh note. The mouth is characterized by its beautiful balance between roundness, deepness & freshness, held up by its tasty complexity of blackberries, cherries and a discreet oakyness.

Food and wine combinations

A good Rib-Eye steak!