Reds — Merlot

Domaine De Belle-Vue "Ornate" Merlot 2020

Where - Loire Valley, France
What - Merlot
Body - Medium
Style - Contemplate

This is a very lithe and sophisticated Merlot made by master artisan Jerome Breataudeau. Produced far from Bordeaux - 100% de-stemmed,  indigenous yeast fermentation, then aged for 18 months in recent Burgundian barrels (4 wines' old). This is not a traditional Loire wine but it is a sensational wine. It has myriad nuance and detail - breathes up into plum, tobacco, herbs and earth all opening up after some time in the glass. - Importer Andrew Guard