Merlot, IGP Côtes de Thongue, 2017

  Domaine Montrose

Contains Sulphites.

About Domaine Montrose

Situated near Pézenas, south-west of Montpellier, Domaine Montrose is very much a twenty-first century wine producer. Between the forward-thinking owner, Bernard Coste, and the skilled winemaker, Michel Le Goaëc, Montrose are able to cultivate local and foreign grape varieties from Rolle to Cabernet Sauvignon, vinify them to perfection, and then produce beautifully married blends. Fully thermo-controlled steel tanks are used for fermenting and ageing all of the cépages.

Appellation: IGP Cotes de Tongue

The wine-growing region of the Côtes de Thongue encompasses 23 villages situated in the Faugères-Pézenas-Béziers triangle, occupying the Thongue river basin in the Hérault deparment of the Languedoc. Over time, the course of the river made the open landscape characteristic of the Côtes de Thongue.

Grape Type: Merlot

The supple, alluring plummy characteristics of Merlot have made it hugely popular the world over. It is often blended with the more structured Cabernet Sauvignon, though on its own there are some very serious, long-lived examples in Pomerol and Saint Emilion, where it is planted on both cool clay and hotter gravely soils. It is grown more extensively throughout France and the rest of the world to produce soft, approachable, uncomplicated wines, namely in the Languedoc, Chile, California, Italy and Australia.