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Merlot Réserve '10 ans d'âge'

A Merlot aged in bottles for more than 10 years !

Style

Powerful and tannic wine when young; today supple and complex mature wine.

Varieties

100% Merlot Old Vines.

Where

Roquetaillade in the Upper Valley of the Aude.

Vineyard

Hand-picked late in the seasonwhen completely ripe and acidity is at its optimum, transported in cases of 15 kg to avoid squashing.

Winemaking

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.

Ageing

Long ageing and maturation in barrels.

Analysis

Alcohol: 14%.

Tasting note

Vintage 2005 : rich and complex, Open the bottle, taste and retaste later on !

Serving

Serve at 16/18° with rare red meat: rib of beef, duck breast fillet, game or mushrooms.

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