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Merlot "Grandmaître" Barrique

Quite an unusual wine for Switzerland - but excellent.


Source
Switzerland
Red

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2007
SKU
4110106
Composition
Merlot 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
13.3% %
Stock
2
Keep until
2023
Aged in
Barrel (new)
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
Red
Region
Valais
Variety
Merlot
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Aged in
Barrel (old)

More about this wine

The traditional red grape Cabernet Franc is a native of France and is found most commonly in Bordeaux and the Loire. It gives wines great depth of colour and has ample tannins ensuring long ageing potential. This is another unusual wine for Valais, but is a fascinating example of what can be achieved here.

I love this Cabernet :)

Vinified in oak barrels, it has a deep red colour, with a soft nose of fruit and herbs and a hint of spice. Gentle and soft on the palate, quite intense with lots of body and good length. ABV 13.3% . Drink at 16-18°C with red meats or venison. Keeps 10 years.



Tasting Notes

2007: On the palate this is a big wine - very full bodied, with powerful plum flavours. Huge length.

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