Domaine des Pourthie Merlot dOc

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Domaine des Pourthie Merlot dOc

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Producer Note

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.

Vineyard

The soil is volcanic, made of black ashes, basaltic rocks and marine deposits.

Winemaking

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.

Tasting Note

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.

Serving Suggestion

Enjoy with red meat, game and cheese.

Grape

Merlot 100%

Producer:  Domaine des Pourthie
Grape Varieties:  Merlot
Optimum Drinking:  Within 3 years
Wine Style:  Sweet berry fruit Merlot with soft tannins
Alcohol by Volume:  13%
Closure:  Screwcap
Country:  France
Style / Colour:  Red

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