Montagnac Merlot 2013

4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)


Well balanced and silky Old World Merlot from Herault, Languedoc Roussillon.  Complex and elegant with lovely perfumed black cherry aromas and a note of dark chocolate.  A whiff of grass mingles well with the flavours of ripe black fruit, blueberry and hints of caramel.

100% Merlot

13% abv.  75cl

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Monttagnac vineyardsMontagnac Merlot comes from Les Vignobles Montaganc located between Beziers and Montpellier in the Languedoc Roussillon. The co-operative was built in Montagnac in 1937 and the vineyards stretch from the edge of the Mediterranean Sea to the foothills of the mountains on the right bank of the River Herault.  These “Marine” vineyards on the edge of the Thau Lagoon are amongst the oldest on the Mediterranean; they are crossed by the Roman highway – the Via Domitienne and are close to the historic ports of Sète and Agde.

Languedoc Roussillon’s vineyards are the oldest in France, planted by the early Greeks in the 5th century BC, and had a high reputation right through the centuries. In the 14th century wines from the Languedoc were prescribed in hospitals in Paris for their “healing powers” and during both World Wars the Languedoc was responsible for providing the daily wine rations given to French soldiers. Today the Languedoc is one of the most dynamic wine growing regions in the World.

Montagnac Merlot is a versatile wine with food and pairs beautifully with Asian cuisine – from rich Chinese dishes to Indian curries as well as grilled lamb, pork and steak, stroganoffs and tomato based dishes.Montagnac terroir

Press Reviews: Andrew Barrow, Spittoon
Three Wines from France: The Montagnac Range
This held my interest right the way through an easy mid-week meal of herby sausage and tomato sauce topping a pile of steaming pasta. Good concentration but again, easy drinking, with soft black fruits, chocolate and coffee complexity. A good pleasing finish. Alcohol 13%.
Scribblings Rating – 88/100 [3.5 out of 5]

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3 reviews for Montagnac Merlot 2013

  1. 5 out of 5

    I just wanted to tell you how much we are enjoying both your Montagnac Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines. They are so smooth, fruity and so easy to drink. Fortunately we have our preferences which makes life very easy by cutting down any disputes that could arise. [NB Originally posted 16.01.14]

  2. 4 out of 5

    We simply keep coming back for more of this charming wine. I heartily recommend it. [NB Originally posted 25.03.2009]

  3. 5 out of 5

    Smooth, fruity and very easy to drink it really punches much above its weight on price. A lovely wine. {Originally posted 27.07.15]

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