A Merlot aged in bottles for more than 10 years !
Powerful and tannic wine when young; today supple and complex mature wine.
100% Merlot Old Vines.
Roquetaillade in the Upper Valley of the Aude.
Hand-picked late in the seasonwhen completely ripe and acidity is at its optimum, transported in cases of 15 kg to avoid squashing.
Destemming then whole-grapes are sent to a vat filled with neutral gas. Slow extraction and long vat-time with little intervention, only for mixing. Light pressing.
Long ageing and maturation in barrels.
Vintage 2005 : rich and complex, Open the bottle, taste and retaste later on !
Serve at 16/18° with rare red meat: rib of beef, duck breast fillet, game or mushrooms.