Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Pierredon - Merlot 2013 - Wine

Merlot 2013
Merlot 2013
Atypical Freshness and minerality. 2013 is the first vintage for this "cuvée" 100% merlot, surprising by its freshness and its delicacy. A wine with a great evolution and complexity.

Appellation

Wine from regions of Alpilles produced with grape of organic agriculture

Grape Variety

100 % Merlot.

Region

Clay-Limestone

Yield

35 hl/ha

Quantity

5000 bottles

Harvesting

In cases of 20 kg- Selected at the vineyard

Wine production

Premature harvest, by night to respect the typicity of the grape. Soft pressing, natural yeast fermentation during 10 days with daily remontage. The green of the grape has been kept on the half of the harvest. Ageing during 18 month, 2/3 in barrique and 1/3 in stainless steel.

Tasting

The color is ruby, the nose cocoa, "garrigue" (Thyme, Rosemary). The mouth is fresh and mentholated with a surprising acidity and a silky structure. Persistant aromas of precious wood, a nice long lasting roundness and a promising reserve wine.

Ideal complements

To combine with game, farmhouse pâté, delicatessen.

Storage

From current date to the 10 years to come.


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