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LEPONTIS - Collection of Charentais wines - France

merlot vin de pays charentais
MERLOT Croix de LuneThe Making Of

Freshly picked grapes macerate in vats at a very low temperature during 24 to 48 hours. The alcoholic fermentation is thermoregulated at about 28°C so as to preserve the aromatic characteristics of the grape variety. The wine is gently pumped over every day during at least one hour to stimulate the extraction. After pressing, malolactic fermentation is carried out in a vat. 30% of the wine is matured in oak casks to gain soft tannins. The bottling process is done in spring, after filtering and under a protected atmosphere.


Deep red with ruby hints. The nose boasts raspberry and blackcurrant with a touch of spice, leading onto chocolaty notes. Full-bodied.

Roast meat, cured ham, Asian food, strong cheese such as St Nectaire, red fruit crumble

Drink within five years

Serve at 16°C/18°C

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merlot vin de pays charentais