Domaine des Pourthie Pays d'Oc Merlot 2020

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Domaine des Pourthie Pays d'Oc Merlot 2020

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Merlot 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Des Pourthié

Tasting notes - Deeply coloured and vibrant, this is full of sweet berry fruits, with hints of capsicum and coffee on the nose and palate. A structured wine with smooth tannins and a pleasantly long finish.

Domaine des Pourthie Pays d'Oc Merlot 2020

A juicy and fleshy Merlot from the South of France
showing red plum and green bellpepper notes, loads of
flavour.
Producer Note
Domaine des Pourthié is an estate of 60 hectares, situated near Agde, a few kilometres
from the Mediterranean Sea. It is now in the hands of the fourth generation of the
Pourthié family. The vineyards are located on a ridge formed during the Ice Age, where
the soils are gravelly clay and limestone. The Mediterranean warmth and sea breezes
combined with the terroir, help to ripen the grapes harmoniously and maximise their
aromas. The winery has recently been updated with modern equipment, leading to
more sophisticated methods of vinification. These are classically styled Languedoc
wines.
Vintage
2020 will be remembered for its changeable climate. The wet winter generously
replenished groundwater reserves, allowing budbreak to occur early. The warm, wet
spring was record breaking for high temperatures and rainfall, which in turn stimulated
intense growth, good foliage development and early flowering. The typically
Mediterranean summer, was hot and dry which allowed the vines to mature and the
fruit was harvested under good conditions.
Vineyard
Domaine des Pourthié practices sustainable agriculture and is certified HVE Level 3,
which officially recognises the environmental performance of winegrowers, including
biodiversity conservation, plant protection strategies, managed fertiliser use and water
resource management. Situated in the Pays d'Oc the climate is warm, dry and
Mediterranean, with the summer days mitigated by cooling breezes from the
Mediterranean Sea. The vines are traditionally trellised and are planted with an eastern
orientation. The vineyard soil is volcanic, made of black ash, basaltic rocks and marine
deposits. The soil is free draining, encouraging the vine to send its roots deeper into the
soil, where they absorb more complex nutrients, imparting complexity into the resulting
wine.
Winemaking
The grapes were vinified in the traditional manner. Fermentation took place in a
combination of stainless steel tanks and concrete vats with selected yeasts at
controlled temperatures of 20 to 25°C. A two-week maceration period took place with
regular pump-overs to extract the desired level of colour, flavour and tannins. The wine
underwent malolactic conversion, resulting in a softer, rounder palate. This wine was
made in an unoaked style in order to retain the pure fruit character.
Tasting Note
Deeply coloured and vibrant, this is full of sweet berry fruits, with hints of capsicum and
coffee on the nose and palate. A structured wine with smooth tannins and a pleasantly
long finish.
Grape
Merlot 100%

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