Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Code: BOUR036
Theo Merlin is now chief winemaker at this top family estate, and the wines continue to be made organically with little intervention. Decent yields in 2022 averaging 45-50 hl/ha were the reward for waiting to pick, with the first grapes harvested on the 1st September. They were lucky, the day after they finished picking a large hail storm wiped out many peoples last few days of cropping.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.

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.
Lively, vibrant and forward with a bright colour and red fruit fragrancy. This is a wine that has bags of sweet red fruits, a rounded and gentle style, yet body and texture to allow it to age for up to 7 years
Goes great with mushroom butter chicken with jerusalum artichokes.
The fruit is harvested from 4 different plots, with 40% whole cluster and 60% destemmed. Steel tank fermented then transferred into used oak foudres, Olivier produces wines that are so seductive in style, fragrant, fresh and alluring.

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