This Merlot is harvested at optimum maturity, and following cold pre-fermentation maceration it remains in tanks for two to four weeks. Temperatures are maintained below 28° to ensure that all the fruit and varietal characters of Merlot are preserved.
In the Cantaussels vineyard, the Merlot vines excel. The wine is intense garnet red in colour, with a complex nose of red and forest fruits. On the palate it is harmonious, with supple and elegant tannins.
Food and wine pairing: lamb shoulder, candied vegetables, Comté cheese, Beaufort.
Grown between the Mediterranean and the mountains, IGP Pays d’Oc varietal wines cover an extensive sun-kissed area from the Camargue to the Vermillion Coast, in the heart of France’s largest wine region which is also renowned for its appellation wines.
Its climate promotes healthy vines. The IGP Pays d’Oc production area covers the length and breadth of Languedoc-Roussillon:
Pays d’Oc is such an extensive wine region that it is naturally home to an extraordinary range of soil types, that can vary from sandy terrain along the coast to limestone, schist, clay or stony gravel on the valley floors and hillsides.