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Côtes de Prouilhe: Chateau de Cointes Merlot 2016


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Tasting Notes

100% Merlot - Expressive, surprising wine with good fruit, a spicy nose and deep colour, drinks well.

Best with pork or cheese.

Wine Info

Region Languedoc
Appellation Côtes de Prouilhe
Style Red
Producer Chateau de Cointes
Grapes 100% Merlot
Pairing  Cheese  Pork Wine Pairing Pork
Keeping Drink within 5 years of bottling.
Vinification Traditional vinification, maceration of short duration, with 17 days of fermentation.
Bottle 75cl
Volume 13.5%

Producer

Chateau de Cointes

The vineyard is situated south of the fortified city of Carcassone in south-west France, Anne and Francois (he's a GP during the week and grower at the weekend), have taken over the vineyard from their family, who established the business twenty years ago.

They produce a range of single-grapes wines, as well as more complex whites and reds. This vineyard is in the Malepere - so permitted grapes include Bordeaux varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Mediterranean grapes such as Syrah and Grenache.