Le Baron Cabernet Merlot (from €17.50)
A handpicked rich and satisfying blend to accompany hearty meat dishes and beef stews.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Merlot (30%), this is a beautifully made wine that will improve for years to come. Handpicked and carefully selected, this rich and elegant red makes an excellent accompaniment to red meats and cheese.
Hand harvest of the grapes at their optimum maturity. Alcoholic fermentation of each variety separately in small open tanks with daily hand pigeage. Towards the end of its alcoholic fermentation the juice is hand pressed and racked by gravity to barrel to complete alcoholic fermentation and then to undergo malolactic fermentation. Constant attention during ageing in the barrels, followed by selection of the best barrels for blending.
In French oak barrels for 12 to 14 months.
Rich ripe attack, mid palate shows impressive weight with big but round and soft tannins. Complex flavour profile but shows real purity of flavour and super length. Will continue to improve for another 4/5 years.