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Domaine Montrose Merlot Côtes de Thongue IGP France 2016
Fresh plum flavours in this unoaked style, firm but balanced tannins and fresh acidity.

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Domaine Montrose has been run by the Coste family since 1701. Currently run by Bernard and Olivier Coste. Based in the Languedoc region of Southern France. The Domaine Montrose coat of arms of three lizards has become the logo used on all of their wines. The name Montrose refers to its geographic location on a volcano (Mont) and to the pink (Rose) flowers from the almond trees surrounding the vineyard. The vineyard is located around the domaine on the “Côtes de Thôngue” terroir in the Mediterranean southern France. They encourage sustainable farming of their 85 hectares in the belief that it protects the environment but also better expresses the local terroir in the wines. There are 3 types of soil volcanic, chalky clay and siliceious-clay gravel. They are able to cultivate local and foreign grape varieties from Rolle to Cabernet Sauvignon, vinify them and then produce beautifully married blends. Fully thermo-controlled steel tanks are used for fermenting and ageing all of the cepages. Wines produced include Chardonnay, Viognier, Rose, Merlot Syrah, Cabernet Syrah. They produce a blended range of red, white and rose wines called La Balade and their prestige wine is called Salamandre. Its 2012 Rose won a silver award at the Decanter World Wine Awards in 2013.

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Almost akin to a white, the wines in this category feature the Gamay grape from Beaujolais. Tend to be pale red in colour with refreshing redcurrant and red berry fruit flavours. Great at lunchtime or served slightly chilled in the summer. Will go down well with non-red wine drinkers.

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