Expression Merlot

Expression Merlot Domaine Saint Hilaire

Full-bodied and smooth – the ideal warm-climate Merlot

With grapes picked on the cusp of ripeness from low-yielding vines, this wine demonstrates how good a Merlot grown in a warmer climate can be.  We have very limited quantities available each year so pre-ordering is strongly recommended.  

Tasting Notes

Powerful aromas of forest fruits, blackcurrants and plums combine with smooth tannins to make this flexible and easy drinking red perfect alongside grilled meats, soft cheeses or simply on its own.

Varieties :  100 % Merlot

Mechanical harvesting at night.  Traditional vinification under control of temperature (24 – 27°C). Racking and pumping over with micro-oxygenation with an 18-20 day vatting period. Malolactic fermentation in tank.

Ageing: Remains in tank for c. 6 months

Classification:  IGP Pays d’Oc

Terroir:  Light clay-limestone

Varieties :  100 % Merlot

Alcohol:   15 %

Acidity:   4,0 g

Closure:   Diam I or equivalent

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