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Producer: Domaine des PourthieGrape Varieties: 100% MerlotOptimum Drinking: Within 3 yearsWine Style: Sweet berry fruit Merlot with soft tanninsAlcohol by Volume: 13%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: France
Domaine des Pourthié is an estate of 60 hectares, situated near Agde, a few kilometres from the Mediterranean. It is now in the hands of the fourth generation of the Pourthié family. The vineyards are located on a ridge formed during the Ice Age, where the soils are gravelly clay and limestone. The Mediterranean warmth and sea breezes combined with the terroir, help to ripen the grapes harmoniously and maximise their aromas. The winery has recently been updated with modern equipment, leading to more sophisticated methods of vinification. These are classically styled Languedoc wines.
The soil is volcanic, made of black ashes, basaltic rocks and marine deposits.
The grapes were vinified in the traditional manner with a 15 day maceration period. This wine was made in an unoaked style in order to retain the pure fruit character.
Deeply coloured and vibrant, this is full of sweet berry fruits, with hints of capsicum and coffee on the nose and palate. A structured wine with smooth tannins and a pleasantly long finish.
Enjoy with red meat, game and cheese.
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