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Producer: Chateau Saint RochGrape Varieties: 50% Merlot, 40% Malbec, 10% Cabernet FrancOptimum Drinking: Within 4 yearsWine Style: Rich fruity redAlcohol by Volume: 13.5%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: France
The Merlot and Cabernet Franc are mechanically harvested at night whereas the Malbec is harvested manually. The grapes then go through cold pre-fermentation maceration. Each grape variety is vinified separately before the wine is assembled. The fermentation is malolactic. The wine is aged for 8 months in oak barrels.
The large size of the vineyard provides a rich diversity of soil that enables the winemaker to show original expressions.
Nose: Intense fruity nose with notes of morello cherry and mocha.
Colour: Deep ruby.
Palate: Elegant yet fruity wine with fine tannins and a persisting finish.
Food Pairing Recommendations
Ideal with tagines, ham soaked in port, duck fillet, roasted pork, game or Brie de Meaux.
Merlot 50%, Malbec 40%, Cabernet Franc 10%
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