Louise by Loirau

Louise by Loirau

Merlot Vin de France

Merlot

Vin de France

This wine is perfect accompaniment for smoked cold meats, roast and grilled meat, grilled vegetables, and soft cheeses. It may also be sampled on its own, with a good book, or during a chat among friends.

Grape varieties : Merlot

Terroir : In the western area of the Languedoc vineyards but away from the Mediterranean influence. The vines are planted on the rounded hilltops of the Malepère region at the foot of the old walled city of Carcassonne. The soil is deep, and the Atlantic climate allows for good acidity in these white wines.

Vineyard : Pruning method: Cordon de Royat on wire; the vines are mechanically harvested.

Yield: 70 hl/ha

Wine-making : Mechanical grape-picking based on strict soil selection, taking into account the maturity of each vineyard. The grapes are completely de-stalked before fermentation, which takes place in stainless steel vats, with very special attention being paid to fermentation temperatures and pumping over operations, so as to obtain subtle tannins and a good fruity taste.

Tasting: Garnet-hued colour with purplish highlights. Aroma of black berries and spices. Pleasant in the mouth with mild tannins.

Best drunk in the first few years after bottling, develops pleasantly for 3-4 years. Temperature serving: 18°C.