Francois Merle 'La Chapelle de Marin' Patrice Armand, Cotes du Rhone
With attractive, bramble fruit and floral aromas, the palate is up-front
and fresh with warm spice and real depth. This is a classic southern
Rhône red; ripe and characterful with smooth supple tannins.
From vines grown on his own family domaine in the heart of the southern
Rhone valley. With an average age of 30-35 years, the grapes from the
older vines were picked by hand.
60% Grenache, 20% Carignan, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah.
Hand picked bunches are carefully destemmed and vinified using
traditional minimal interventionalist techniques. This wine is made
without the use of oak as we seek to retain a pure fresh fruit
Lovely with BBQs; grilled meats, halloumi and vegetables. Herby sausages, pasta with Mediterranean vegetables.
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||Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre, Syrah|
||09. Juicy fruity reds|
||lamb, grilled and roasted red meats |