Merlot, Domaine de Moulines, Saumade Frères, Vin de Pays de l’Hérault 2014
Found near Séte on the Languedoc coast. In an area where most makers contribute to the local cooperative, the Saumade family remain fiercely independent, producing two contrasting wines (100% Merlot and 100% Cabernet Sauvignon) i. The vineyard is worked according to 'culture raisonée' and the wines are unfiltered. Unoaked.
A rich nose of red cherries, plums and subtle peppery notes. Medium-bodied in texture with flavours of red berries, cassis and a hint of mint. Refreshing acidity and a long finish make this an excellent food wine.
Grapes: 100% Merlot