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Maison Ventenac Les Dissidents 'L'Idiot' Merlot

Maison Ventenac Les Dissidents 'L'Idiot' Merlot

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Cepages:
Merlot
Description:
Raspberry, red cherry and plum, finishing with a lick of mocha/chocolate character.
Vintage:
2020
Colour:
Red
Country:
France
Group:
French Country
Bottle Size:
75cl
Closure:
Cork
Wine Code:
0546
Producer:
Maison Ventenac
Website:
http://www.maisonventenac.fr/
Other Info:
Maison Ventenac is a family affair. Established in 1973 by Alain Maurel and his father, the estate is now in the hands of the 3rd generation. Stéphanie, the eldest of Alain Maurel's 3 daughters, arrived with her husband, Olivier Ramé in 2010 to take over the estate and revamp its image. Thanks to his extensive training in wine-growing and oenology, Olivier succeeded in combining the old world heritage, passed down by his father-in-law, with the new world spirit. Located in the heart of the Cabardès AOC region, this 160-hectare vineyard (of which 30 hectares are rented) backs onto the Montagne Noire and enjoys both the Languedoc sun and the cool Atlantic influence all year round.

Comprised of 100% Merlot, this generous wine is all about plump, ripe red fruit flavours. Think raspberry, red cherry and plum, finishing with a lick of mocha/chocolate character. Soft tannin and low acid keep this wine silky smooth and velvety. Delicious!

Press:
Fresh, young, very fruity bordeaux-like smell - though on the palate it's very un-bordeaux because there is hardly any tannin and it's charming as a young wine. I could wallop this in quantity even quite cool. Very frank. And with impressive length. Lovely house red - minus the silly heavy bottle.
16 points" - Jancis Robinson

Awards:
This wine, 'L'idiot' is comprised of 100% merlot. This generous wine is all about plump, ripe red fruit flavours. Think raspberry, red cherry and plum, finishing with a lick of mocha/chocolate character. Soft tannin and low acid keep this wine silky smooth and velvety.

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Food match:

Served lightly chilled from the fridge L'idiot makes a fantastic pairing for barbecued meat, poultry dishes and soft cheese

 
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