Merlot IGP Pays D'Oc

Les Peyrautins

Merlot IGP Pays D'Oc

Origin: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Vintage: 2021
Volume: 750ml
ABV: 13.5%
Regular price $260.00
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Les Peyrautins is a range of wines crafted according to our oldest traditions. This Pinot Noir was imagined by our team of passionate winemakers. To make this range, our experts use modern technics to recreate the best of traditional French wine. The result, is a perfect combination of the new and old world, offering a typical wine that displays all the qualities and traditional aromas of the varietal.

This wine comes from a land full of history. It is produced in the Southern French Languedoc-Roussillon, over four departments along the Mediterranean coast. Here, the northern mountains of the Pyrenees and the Cevennes embrace the vineyards of the Pays d’Oc like an amphitheatre. Thanks to a heritage of over 2600 years of winemaking traditions and a patchwork of climates, reliefs and soils, this region is home to a diversity of extraordinary wines.

This specific Merlot comes from various chalky-clay terroirs, as it needs regular watering. Indeed, clay retains and provides water during the summer. The vineyard are also selected according to sun exposure, as Merlot needs enough sunlight to reach full ripeness.

A small part of the crop goes through hot skin contact maceration in order to support the fruity aromas. The majority of the grapes are de-stemmed and sent through a traditional maceration and fermentation process for about three weeks. This long process is ideal to extract the variety’s specific character and get a good structure with supple tannins. About 30% of the blend is aged in contact with French oak staves, adding complexity to the blend.

Dark ruby red, the Merlot displays lovely cassis and raspberry flavours to the nose. The mouth will be slightly spicy with oaky notes and full of fruit. The lingering finish will offer peppery notes.

Food Pairing: Enjoy this wine at room temperature, with grilled beef, marinated vegetables and soft cheeses.