Maison Castel Merlot
Origin: This Merlot is designated a Pays d’Oc Protected Geographical Indication wine. The particular character of this wine is derived from its region of origin, the Languedoc, whose climate is predominantly Mediterranean with very hot, dry summers and mild autumns, winters and springs. Selection is a key stage in the production process, providing us with grapes from which we can draw out jammy, as well as crisp, pungent fruity aromas.
Vinification: Control of the harvest timing for optimum grape maturity. Made from a selected blend of wines produced by a traditional fermentation (30%) and a thermo-vinification (70%). Followed by subtle oaked treatment. We are seeking to achieve a balance between fruit and structure, which will bring out the finest expression of the grape variety.
Appearance: Dense, dark ruby
Nose: Aromas of red fruit, cherry and wild strawberry along with spicy notes
Palate: Lovely balance with beautiful structure and a delicious, long-lingering finish
Serving: Serve between 16-18°C
Food pairing:Barbecues, charcuterie, soft cheeses.
Bavette (flank steak) with shallots