Merlot, Domaine de Moulines, Saumade Frères, Vin de Pays de l’Hérault 2016/17
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