Carignan Noir – Merlot
Located to the south of the Via Domitia, the terroir mainly consists of ancient terraces called ‘Costières’ – dating back to the Pliocene period – overlooking the Etang de Thau lagoon and the Mediterranean sea. The geological structure of these coastal hills being limestone, red marl, clay, sand and stone.
And to the north of the Via Domitia, growing mainly in chalky limestone soil dating back from the Cretaceous or the Miocene periods, three alternate and distinct areas of: garrigues, pinewoods, vineyards.
Beautiful ruby-red colour with dark hues.
The nose is rich and intense with red and black fruit aromas ( blueberry, red currant), herbs and spices.
The mouth is inviting and delicious with red fruit aromas: blackcurrant, raspberry, blueberry and red currant). The finish is a peppery mouth-feel.
Food and wine-pairing suggestions
Serve with grilled red or white meat, paella, pasta, pizza, a platter of ‘charcuterie ‘, as well as cheeses.