Saint Jean d’Aumières, Les Collines, Merlot – Medaille d’Or Paris 2016
Saint Jean d’Aumières, Les Collines, Merlot – Medaille d’Or Paris, 2016
IGP Pays d’Oc
The Merlot grapes are ideally suited to this perfect microclimate, in the hills north of Montpelier, with its cool summer nights. They are destemmed and carefully vinified in temperature-controlled cuves, after which the wine is aged just for six months in old oak barriques.
It is a bright purple in colour with a ripe berry, Merlot nose with hints of toasted brioche. This leads into a soft, ripe mouthful of plummy dark fruit, finishing with soft tannins and hints of tobacco. Drink now and over the next two years. Essence of Merlot – delicious!