Les Oliviers Merlot Mourvèdre, Pays d’Oc

BOUTINOT FRANCE 14% ABV

Named after the olive groves or ‘oliviers’ that flourish around the sun-drenched vineyards of southern France, grapes for these wines come from carefully selected plots of Languedoc old vines.

Colour

Red

Grape

Merlot 80%,
Mourvèdre 20%

Nose

Red summer berries and damson, a hint of savoury spice.

Case/Bottle Size

6 x 75cl

Closure

Screwcap

Food Match

Enjoyable on its own, with an aperitif of olives, or with a puttanesca sauce.

Production

Grapes are grown on a single plot of Merlot, discovered by Winemaker Guillaume Letang. The fruit is cool-fermented and no oak is used in order to maintain the fresh fruit and perfumed flavours.

Tasting notes

Perfumed fruit with a hint of lavender. Merlot flavours of ripe plum shine through, while a savoury, green note on the finish comes from the Mourvèdre.

Food match

Enjoyable on its own, with an aperitif of olives, or with a puttanesca sauce.