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"Mythologie" Merlotissima
Merlot

2015

  • Case of 6 - 75 cl
CHF 300.00
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  • The Vineyard

    • The Domaine de La Pierre Latine is made up of eight plots 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 at peak maturity and carefully sorted in the vineyard. After destemming, and pressing the grapes undergo a short, cold, maceration of only 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 French oak (50% new) for approximately 12 months and then bottled, after a light filtration

    • Production

      1,500 bottles, on average, are produced in the best years

    • Format

      Bottles (75cl),
      For larger sizes please contact the Domaine at the beginning of the year

  • Tasting

    • Colour

      Bright ruby with purple tinges

    • Aromatics

      A remarkable concentration of blackberry aromas with spicy notes

    • Palate

      Initially closed, the middle palate is structured with a mélange of oak notes which disperse after a moment's decanting

  • Serving

    • Optimum serving temperature

      15-16 °C

    • Areation

      Pour 10 minutes before serving, ideally in Bordeaux glasses

    • Ageing potential

      10 years +

    • Food and wine pairing

      Delicious with red meat or game (venison) dishes with rich sauces, such as pepper sauce or sauce Grand Venour