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Yvorne
Merlot

2017

  • Box of 12 - 37.5 cl
  • Box of 6 - 75 cl
  • Box of 3 - 150 cl
CHF 174.00
Box of 12 - 37.5 cl
CHF 168.00
Box of 6 - 75 cl
CHF 174.00
Box of 3 - 150 cl
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  • The Vineyard

    • The Domaine de La Pierre Latine is made up of eight parcels distributed around the edge of the appellation of Yvorne and bounded by the foothills of the Vaud Alps. It is entirely west / southwest facing with steep slopes of up to 35-40%, which allows good natural land drainage.

    • Altitude

      410 to 600 meters

    • Position

      west/southwest

    • Soil

      rich in alluvium, sediment, scree and gravel, on an alpine limestone bedrock

    • Cépage

      Merlot, average age 20 years. Pruning: taille longue (Guyot)

    • Cultivation

      minimal chemical intervention.

  • The Winery

    • The grapes are picked by hand a peak maturity and carefully sorted in the vineyard. After destemming and pressing the grapes undergo a short, cold, maceration (a few days). Fermentation temperatures are controlled at 28-29°C and fermentation lasts an average of 3 to 4 weeks. The wine is aged in old French oak for approximately 12 months. After a light filtration, the wine is bottled.

    • Format

      Bottles (75cl), half bottles (37.5cl), magnums (150cl)
      For larger sizes please contact the Domaine at the beginning of the year.

  • Tasting

    • Colour

      Bright ruby with purple tinges

    • Aromatics

      Ripe fruits (cherry, blackberry) with subtle spicy notes

    • Palate

      Full and generous with a mixture of juicy black fruits at the start. Well-structured and balanced middle palate, supported by fine, ripe tannins and a little grip at the finish.

  • Serving

    • Optimum serving temperature

      15-16°C

    • Areation

      Ideally serve in Bordeaux glasses

    • Ageing potential

      10years

    • Food and wine pairing

      Beautiful accompaniment to grilled red meats and charcuterie, as well as spicy dishes and traditional Spanish-style cuisine.