Bourgogne Rouge 2019, Domaine Merlin

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Fermented in oak foudre with 20% whole cluster and 80% destemmed. This is soooo aromatic ! Why drink New Zealand Pinot Noir when you can have this ?!
Type:
Vintage:
2019
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100% Pinot Noir
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
0%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Mâconnais
Sub Sub Region:
Bourgogne
Body:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink 2021+
Closure Type:
Cork
£19.99
 

Olivier Merlin

Domaine Olivier Merlin is owned by Corinne and Olivier Merlin, who settled in the Mâcon area in 1987. Today it extends over more than 15 hectares in the Mâconnais region and in the Moulin à Vent appellation, with 10,5 hectares owned and another 4,5 hectares worked under a tenancy agreement. Aware of the importance of ensuring a smooth succession on the domaine, they are delighted to announce that their two sons have now joined the family business. Winemakers, Paul and Théo Merlin, will be producing their first vintage on the Domaine in 2018. In January 1987, Corinne and Olivier Merlin decided to settle in the Mâcon area and they took over an old wine domaine in La Roche Vineuse, "This is where we decided to live and work, not due to a family inheritance, but because we like it here", says the couple. They were inspired by the domaine located in the Mâconnais wine region, where they were convinced they could produce great wines, respecting the fundamentals of good viticulture (ploughing the soil and harvesting by hand) and good winemaking (slow pressing of the grapes in whole bunches, fermentation and aging in oak barrels). Today, with their two sons joining them, they want to preserve the domaine’s family size and spirit and are taking the time to pass on their skills and expertise.

Tasting Notes

As always this is a charming and fragrant wine, brimming with wild strawberry freshness. Succulent in the mouth, with wild strawberry fruits and a edgy minerality giving great balance. Absolutely delicious !

Food Matches

Goes great with mushroom butter chicken with jerusalum artichokes.