Les Vignes de L’Eglise Merlot – Grenache, Pays D’Oc, France 2019



Merlot and Grenache are a perfect pair if you are looking for a wine which is full of juicy, ripe red fruit and a smooth texture. Merlot tends to give a more jammy character, with notes of plum and cherry whereas Grenache is known for bright strawberry characters and a hint of spice. Together they create a mouth-filling combination of flavour without overpower, this wine is the epitome of balance.

From Pomerols in the Languedoc region of southern France – cooling coastal breezes are coupled with a sunny warm climate ensuring the grapes ripen with the optimum balance between ripe fruit flavours, freshness and aromatics. Each parcel of grapes is chosen individually based on flavour and ripeness to ensure that the varietal character of the grapes is captured in the wine. The red clay soils around the village of Pomerols encourage richness and depth and the area is cooler than much of the rest of the Languedoc and subsequently perfect for the creation of this lighter style of quality red wine.

Cherry red in colour with fresh perfumed aromas of ripe plum and cherries. Smooth on the medium bodied palate with subtle tannins. Juicy and easy to drink with a touch of spice on the fruit driven finish. These wines have a purity of fruit and an elegance that are hard to find in wines under the £10 representing amazing value, so much so it has been served at both Fifteen and The Goring in London!

Try cooking up something different and with Mediterranean lamb burgers or veal chops with Portobello mushrooms.

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