La Vie en Rouge!

This is the first creation of François. Merlot is a widely planted varietal in Languedoc & sometimes abused by winemakers as a ‘blending grape’, so François wanted to restore its fame & reputation. To do that you have to go “Little by little…” Harvested at optimum times for a lighter alcohol profile & stronger acidity. By using patience & expertise, François produces a wine with smooth tannins & medium alcohol, balanced with a good acidity. Winemaking is an art… Little by little! Tasting Notes: Being a Merlot from the South, expect complex black & red fruits to perfume your glass with a hint of black pepper. The palate is full-bodied & indulgent with juicy freshness & soft tannins. Exploding with red pepper, red fruits & flaming chorizo. Serving Temperature: 14-16°C Food Pairing: Grilled meats, duck, spicy dishes or vegetables with paprika sauces & cold cuts (charcuteries). Feel a bit too hot? Pop it in the fridge for 20 mins & you will feel like you’re having a basket of fresh fruit!

Product Number: 11
Wine Producer: Francois Ducrot
Vintage: 2022
Region / Appellation: Languedoc
Country: France
Wine Colour: Red
Wine Style: Still
RRP Bottle Price (£): 16.57
Is this wine new to the UK?: No