Barton & Guestier Organic Merlot 2017

  • Certified Organic
  • Region
    IGP Pays d'Oc
  • Grapes
    Merlot

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.

$12.78 in a straight case of 12

$13.34 in any 12

$14.09 in any 6

$14.99 each


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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 

Technical details:
Grape Variety: Merlot
Classification: IGP Pays d’Oc
Alcohol: 14.5%
Organic
Product of France

 

(SKU: BG_MER_17)

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Vintage 2017
Region IGP Pays d'Oc
Grapes Merlot
Alcohol % 14.5
Certified Organic Yes
Wine Type Red
Packaging Glass Bottle
Volume 750mL

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.
(vintage: 2014)
 
Savoir Vivre (Germany) February 27, 2013
Recommended 2 Stars Ausgezeichnet mit 2 Vivre-Sonnen!
(vintage: 2011)
 
Irish Wine Show 2010 - NOFFLA National Off-License Association (Ireland) October 5, 2010
BRONZE MEDAL - MEDAILLE DE BRONZE
(vintage: 2008)
 
Wine Enthusiast (USA) February 2010
BEST BUY - 85 POINTS
(vintage: 2008)

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