Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Code: MOUL265
La Rochelle is one of the outstanding terroirs of Moulin à Vent. Olivier Merlin’s holding was mostly planted in 1937, with a small section dating back to 1955. The vines are planted on deep granite soils.
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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 a...
An intense, almost animal bouquet, with a fresh raspberry whiff. The palate is tight and lean, a result of the granite soil in which the old vines delve deep into. Black fruits, minerality and spice with a smattering of ground black pepper, the palate is sturdy and there is an excellent balancing freshness. Classic Moulin à Vent that deserves cellaring.
Try with seared duck breast with cherries or figs. Alternatively, pair with classic French dishes in a creamy sauce like chicken with tarragon or kidneys with mustard sauce or even a retro boeuf stroganoff.
Produced using full cluster semi carbonic maceration with only a little pigeage, Olivier relies mostly on pumping over during the vinification process. In 2022 he yielded 38hl/ha -' whilst we had many bunches, the berries were tiny', Olivier explained, the result of granite soils that warmed the vines up during the night, little of no water and the heatwave in mid August.

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