2017 Aperçu Pays d'Oc Merlot

The aromatics of this plush, richly fruited Merlot deliver exactly what they suggest: ripe flavors of plum, cherry and cassis. Utterly enjoyable on its own, this is a red for any day of the week, yet its food-friendly nature and appetizing tannins encourage you to savor it with a special meal. Heed your instincts — complementary pairings run the gamut from beef Bourguignon to hearty vegetable stew.

Flavor Profile

 

Tastes Like

Herbs

plum

black cherry

dark fruit

Region

Pays D'Oc, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Pairings

Braised Meats

Marinated Red Meats

Did You Know?

In France alone, there are more than 30 different clones of the Chardonnay grape alone – all slightly genetically different versions of Chardonnay that descended from a common ancestor.