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Producer: Jean d'ArdieresGrape Varieties: 100% MerlotOptimum Drinking: Within 2 yearsWine Style: Smooth everyday redAlcohol by Volume: 12.5%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: France
An easy drinking and soft Merlot from the South of France showing ripe plum and raspberry flavours.
A quartet of varietal wines which have carefully selected, blended and bottled for Hallgarten Druitt. This collection of deliciously fruity and herbaceous wines is evocative of the South of France. The vibrant flavours, heady with the scent of garrigue, come from vines nourished by the Mediterranean sun. These wines are attractively packaged and priced to boot.
The fruit is sourced from carefully selected vineyards in the Pays d’Oc. The Pays d’Oc area has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters, with the majority of rainfall occurring during the spring and autumn. Dry, continental winds from the North West bring cooling influences to the vineyards, which help to reduce disease pressure. This wind is interspersed with warm winds from the South, which bring moisture to the vines. Each vineyard site has its own terroir characteristics which add subtle complexity to the resulting wine.
The grapes were vinified in the traditional manner in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine was unoaked in order to let the purity of the fruit shine through.
A vibrant wine full of plummy fruits, supported by subtle notes of tobacco and chocolate in a smooth and quaffable style.
A versatile wine which accompanies a variety of foods from game and poultry such as duck breast, to grilled red meats.
Merlot 90%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
This is the second case of this wine that I have bought from Wine Poole - one of my favourites and great value. The wine is soft with wonderful berry flavours and great style. Delivery is unbelievably quick and the packaging is superb.
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