Les Oliviers Merlot Mourvèdre, Pays d'Oc - Boutinot International
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Les Oliviers Merlot Mourvèdre, Pays d’Oc 2021

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Boutinot France

A characterful Southern French twist on Merlot.

Meet the producer

Like all good stories, that of Boutinot France is both long and a little bit complicated! Boutinot began as a tiny importer...

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Production

Olive groves and vines flourish in the sun-drenched vineyards of the Languedoc in southern France and it is this area that the Boutinot winemaking team uncovered a single plot of Merlot (which produced ripe, luscious fruit) and a single plot of Mourvèdre - a variety which would provide a hint of spice to the easy drinking style of Les Oliviers. Grapes are de-stemmed and macerated at cool temperatures prior to fermentation (in order to retain the fresh fruit flavours) and the wine is vinified without oak before the final blend is assembled.

Tasting notes

Brightly perfumed fruit, a hint of lavender, then classic Merlot flavours: ripe red summer berries, plums and damsons. Mourvèdre shows its grip with warm spice and a green, herby edge on the finish.

Food match

Can be enjoyed with or without food, although it would happily partner hearty pastas and Mediterrannean dishes flavoured with tomatoes, olives or anchovies.

Awards

2017 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2019

Silver

2016 Vintage

Berliner Wein Trophy 2017

Gold

2015 Vintage

Catavinum 2017

Silver

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