Range Villa Blanche
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Deep purple with gleaming reflections. The nose is characterised by notes of very ripe black cherry, but also the fragrance of the garrigue and notes of olive tapenade. We are left in no doubt that this is a Merlot, but one that has a distinctly southern character. Deliciously smooth and generous in the mouth with ripe, well integrated tannins, it offers juicy red fruit aromas like wild cherry mingled with Mediterranean spices. This Languedoc Merlot succeeds in conjugating tradition and modernism in this emblematic grape variety.

Technical sheet

Appellation

2019

Vintage

2019

Varieties

100% Merlot

Production

50 HL / Ha

Alcohol

14,% alc. /vol

Terroir

Volcanic, clay & limestone. The climate is typically Mediterranean, warm and sunny with a low rainfall. Winters are mild, summers are hot and usual drought conditions fully matured the grapes.

Vinification

Traditional vinification after destemming and partially crushing of 20% of the harvest. Cap punching operations (pigeages) were carried out each day with a fermentation temperature between 25 and 28°C. The wine spends a total of 3 weeks in vat. The malo-lactic fermentation was carried out on the settled wine.

Ageing

Wine is aged for one year in concrete vats before bottling.

Recognition and awards

  • Decanter WWA 2020 Bronze Medal
  • Mondial du Merlot et Assemblages 86/100
  • Jancis Robinson 2020 15,5/20

Geographical location

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