Terre Du Soleil Merlot
Terre Du Soleil Merlot from the South of France
Grape variety: 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
From: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Merlot can be a customer that is tricky to ripen - not so in the sun baked vineyards of the Languedoc. Here, full ripeness is guaranteed, and the Merlot wines of the region show an intensity of spicy fruit not found as vibrantly in its more northerly homeland of Bordeaux. This wine from Terre du Soleil is all about that fruit, with redcurrant, plums and raspberry supported by a touch of brambly black pepper and some lip-smacking tannins. This is easy drinking wine, perfect for summer evenings with the BBQ.
In the winery, the grapes were fermented cool to retain the natural fruit flavours. No animal-based fining agents or winery aids were used during the vinification.