Merlot, Dom. de la Patience
Staff Pick
Organic

Merlot, Dom. de la Patience - 2021

Item # 15351 750mL

A wine from the appellation of the Coteaux du Pont du Gard has rarely looked this good. As the name indicates, Coteaux, there is a hillside and these Merlot vines are grown at elevation. Therefore, cooler growIng conditions for the grape which is when Merlot really thrives.

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Red
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Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.


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Staff Pick Notes

Patience

It has always been hard for me to find a Merlot that I could really appreciate. But this one has outstanding merit. The flavor of ripe red berries is big and understandable and begs for a stuffed breast of veal or a short-rib dinner. Maybe even a plate of barbecue. The finish is long and pure without a tannin or acid burn. I also think it's worthy of a sipping wine that won't slow you down in the summer. And then we come to the fact that there is no sulphur added which means that its appeal is even bigger. The one thing that you wouldn't want to do with this wine is cellar it for more than a year or two. But for this year it's a winner at a winning price..

- BF

Glossary

Merlot

The next time you hear someone say they never touch Merlot, tell them that it's too bad, because you were just about to open a few bottles of Château Pétrus and Le Pin, and you have no one to share them with. Some wine drinkers are quick to dismiss varieties that become too fashionable, but Merlot is popular for good reason. It has one of the most impressive and distinctive textures of any wine, and has long been prized for the "softening" effect it can have on Cabernet Sauvignon - especially...

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