• Pech Notre Dame Merlot 2013
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Pech Notre Dame Merlot 2013

5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

£7.10

Soft and well balanced Merlot. Pure flavours of warm blackberry, raspberry, redcurrant and blueberry with subtle scents of spice, sweet anise and black pepper. Gentle tannins and a long and elegant finish.

100% Merlot. 13% abv.

75cl.

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Product Description

Pech LimouxThis lovely Merlot is made by the local cooperative in Limoux who take their name from the ancient Cathar castle Chateau d’Arques. Their elevated vineyards lie on the steeply rising foothills of the Pyrenees mountains and are overlooked by lofty castles crowning the rocky crags. This is Cathar country and its breathtakingly beautiful. The fortified town of Carcassone lies to the north and the hills of Corbieres to the east.

Pech VinesRecords show that wine has been traded here as far back as the Roman occupation. The land is no stranger to invasion and battle, the ruins of the locals defences pepper the hilltops. Cathar castles dating back to the 12th century are all that is left of this old Gnostic Christian movement thought to have originated in the Byzantine Empire.

At this altitude the Merlot grapes benefit from greater exposure to the sun, maximising ripening. The dry warm winds of the Mediterranean and those of the wet and cool Atlantic Ocean create a perfect microclimate. Merlot tends to be richly flavoured here; elegant and pure.  Pech Notre Dame Merlot pairs well with beef, duck and lamb but also pairs well with grilled salmon and tuna, mushroom based dishes, seafood wrapped in prosciutto or bacon, mild vegetable based Indian dishes and meats with fruit sauces.

Additional Information

Wine Region

Languedoc Roussillon – Limoux

Alcohol

13.00%

Organic

Organic – No

Claret

Claret – No

Vintage

2013

Grape Variety

Merlot

Style

Light & Easy Reds

2 reviews for Pech Notre Dame Merlot 2013

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Really good Merlot, very drinkable with lovely soft flavours. Our favourite.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    If you are after a smooth wine with no sharp edges this is perfect. Pleasantly surprised at the quality! It knocks the spots off the Merlots I usually pick up at the shop and I’m very glad I found you online. Your loyalty discounts are great by the way! I’m very pleased with your service and all in all I give you top marks. [NB: Originally posted on 05.07.15]

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