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Merlot is a traditional variety in our family and is one of the greatest reds. It is left to macerate until the very end, until every last gram of sugar has fermented. It matures for a long time in new oak barrels for the wine's sharp edges caused by long maceration and the barrels' fresh wood to round off and for the wine to become smoother, gentler and rounder. The wine is left on the lees without racking. This delivers a Merlot that no longer reminds us of its classic fresh fruit aroma, but obtains a rather more "jammy" nuance, an aroma hinting at dried fruits. Some Merlots tend to be rather heavier, as is the case wit the Movia Merlot. It requires our full attention in order to completely feel and understand the wine.
The colour is opaque with garnet colour, a witness that the wine has been with us for a long time. But the real joy starts when we put the glass closer to our nose. The combination of juicy ripe red fruits and maturity just gives sheer pleasure. This dry, ripe, juicy Merlot with velvety texture lots of structure, great backbone and serious tannic grip. It is ready to drink now, but will give pleasure at least for another decade
Pairs outstandingly with a good cheese. Definitely a main course dinner wine, also suitable for lunches. Enjoying a bottle of this wine requires time.