Vincent Bouquet

Vincent Bouquet

Merlot Pays d'Oc IGP

Merlot

Pays d'Oc IGP

Perfect with smoked cold meats, roast and grilled meats, oven-baked vegetables and mild cheeses. Can also be savoured on its own

Varietal range: This red wine is a single varietal Merlot.

Soil types: Vineyards situated in Carcassonne country on the upper slopes bordering the coastline, and in the Western Aude between the Malpère area and the city of Carcassonne. They enjoy a continental climate: cool and dry, favouring the development of aromas in the ripening grapes and an opportunity to elaborate a whole range of differently profiled wines.

Vineyard management: The utmost care is lavished on vineyard management and the health of the fruit. Two types of pruning are used: the Cordon de Royat and Guyot systems.

Winemaking: The grapes are harvested by machine based on a strict selection process where the ripeness of each plot is taken into account.

The fruit is entirely destemmed before fermentation which takes place in stainless steel tanks with particular attention paid to fermentation temperatures and pumping over to produce fine tannins and good fruitiness.

Tasting notes: Garnet-hued with purple-blue tints. Nose of ripe red fruits (cherry and strawberry), black fruits (plum) and spice. Lovely palate with soft tannins.

Drink preferably over the first few years after bottling. Will mature well for 3 to 4 years.

Drinking temperature: 16°C.