IGP Côtes de Thau Merlot Vieilles Vignes

Grape Variety

100% Merlot

Terroir                      

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.                                                  

Colour

Very  pretty, intense cherry-red colour. 

Nose 

The nose is intense with very ripe and candied wild fruit (strawberry, redcurrant) sustained by aromas of mint, grass, liquorice and woody undergrowth.

Mouth

Volume and roundness in the mouth with long-lasting red berries aromas.

A generous wine with mature tannins.

The final is fresh with slight wood.

 

Best served

At 16°C

Food and wine-pairing suggestions  

Serve with red meat, grilled or with a rich sauce, small game : wild hare, pheasant, grouse.