Mâcon La Roche Vineuse Blanc Vieilles Vignes 2018, Domaine Merlin 12 x 75cl

Merlin’s wines are characterised by a stunning purity and impeccable balance, demonstrating his exceptional winemaking talents. They are frequently taken for Côte d'Or wines when tasted blind
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.
12 x 75cl
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Rich, rounded and full flavoured
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Drink 2020+

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

Produced from 3ha of vineyards split into four separate parcels planted in 1922, 1932, 1949 and 1951 that average over 60 years of age. 100% barrel fermented, 10% of which is new, and aged for a further one year in barrel. What an exotic and tropical bouquet! The palate is multi-layered with rich and creamy ripe apple fruits, fresh melon, notes of almond and spice, with a beautiful minerality and a dash of lime acidity. This is so Côte d’Or in style.

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