Barton & Guestier Organic Merlot 2017
- Certified Organic
RegionIGP Pays d'Oc
Grab yourself a bargain here with this Organic French dry-grown Merlot from IGP Pays d'Oc region.
Intense, fruit-driven, mixing notes of wild strawberry, raspberry and cherry. A perfect balance on the palate with with round, plush tannins and a long fruity finish. Ideal match for rich ragu or pasta.
With its homeland in Bordeaux, Merlot is widely grown throughout south-west France, and known for its lush, velvety texture and plummy fruits.
Tasting Notes from the Winery for Barton & Guestier organic IGP Merlot
Garnet red with purple highlights. Intense, fruit-driven, mixing flattering notes of raspberry, cherry and wild strawberry. When agitated, nice toasty and vanilla aromas appear. A perfect balance on the palate with ripe tannins and a long fruity finish.
Original B&G is the 1st French wine made with organically grown grapes signed by Barton & Guestier. It reflects the philosophy of B&G’s environmentally-conscious commitment to future generations.
Pair With: Barbecue, pasta dishes, strong cheeses, risottos, chocolate desserts – Best between 16 °C and 18°C.
Vinification: Optimum ripeness of the grapes - De-stalking and crushing of the grapes – 25% of the crop is vinified at high temperature – 25% of the crop has a long maceration (3 weeks) – 50% of the harvest has a short batting period with 2 rack and return per day on the first days of alcoholic fermentation.
Viticulture: Organically grown grapes, no irrigation, careful selection and no interference in the natural ripening of the grapes, medium yield (50 hl/ha on a normal year)
Soil: Marls (Hérault area, more specifically in Pezenas on the slops)
Climate: Mediterranean, very windy with high temperatures and exceptional sun
Grape Variety: Merlot
Classification: IGP Pays d’Oc
Product of France
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Original B&G Merlot
Debeur, Guide gourmand des Québécois - Thierry Debeur (Québec) February 10, 2016
The Bordeaux company Barton & Guestier produces in this region of the south of France, in Pays d'Oc more precisely, making this appellation benefit from their know-how Girondin (Bordeaux region). We tasted here a wine with aromas of black fruit, blackberry and blackcurrant with a note of cedar, light vanilla and green pepper. Heady, full-bodied, long and fruity on the palate, it has fine, tight tannins with a delicately spicy finish. Serve it in a carafe along with a side of beef with porcini mushrooms, a roast lamb fillet or kidneys of beef with mushrooms. Good value for money.
Savoir Vivre (Germany) February 27, 2013
Recommended 2 Stars Ausgezeichnet mit 2 Vivre-Sonnen!
Irish Wine Show 2010 - NOFFLA National Off-License Association (Ireland) October 5, 2010
BRONZE MEDAL - MEDAILLE DE BRONZE
Wine Enthusiast (USA) February 2010
BEST BUY - 85 POINTS