Saint Jean d’Aumières – « Les Collines »
IGP Pays d’OCMerlot 2017
Upon the foothills of the Larzac area, Château St-Jean d’Aumières’ vineyard lies on the slopes overlooking the high-valley of Hérault gorges. The wide difference between day-time and night-time temperatures during summer influences the growth of grapes and encourages a gradual slow ripening necessary for the freshness of our wines. Les Collines are where we get our most
beautiful merlot grape. The grape enjoys ideal blooming thanks to the specific local climate.
After complete destemming, the merlot variety is vinified the traditional way via “remontage” (pumping over) and “delestage” (rack and return), with two-week maceration in a controlled-temperature environment.
This fine, bounteous Merlot reveals ripe berry hints which subtly mingle with toasted brioche and tobacco scents. After a fresh, velvet attack on the palate, one’s mouth is filled with roundness and balanced texture. A toasted sensation finally springs up, alongside perfectly melted tannins.
Enjoy Les Collines between 15 and 18°C.
Les Collines will match with red or white meat, either grilled or cooked in sauce.