Advocate Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot

Advocate Cabernet Merlot Domaine Saint Hilaire

Rich and elegant oak-aged blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

This famous blend is more typically associated with Bordeaux wines, but the warmer summers of the Languedoc impart an irresistible extra dimension of ripeness and fruitiness.  Made from grapes from our 20+ year-old vines this wine is ready to drink now but will continue to improve for several years.

Tasting Notes

Fruity aromas of black cherries and plums evolve into sophisticated notes of cedar and coffee while soft tannins contribute to the long satisfying finish.  Perfect with red meats and rich, strongly flavoured dishes.

Varieties: 30% Cabernet Sauvignon 70% Merlot

Traditional vinification of each variety  separately with initial cold maceration followed  by alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature (24 – 27°c). Gentle extraction with micro-oxygenation. Racking to 400 l barrel for malolactic fermentation. Selection for blend after ageing in barrel.

Ageing:  In French 400 liter oak barrel for 12 months

Classification:  IGP Pays d’Oc

Terroir:  Light clay-limestone

Varieties :  30% Cabernet Sauvignon 70% Merlot

Alcohol:  14,5%

Acidity:  3,6g/l

Closure:  Diam III or equivalent

Bottle:  Traditional Bordeaux style bottle, with rear label description in English and French.