Laboure Roi Merlot Vin de Pays DOC (1.5L) 1996

Merlot from France

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Item No. 24790
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

The surface area for growing Vin de Pays dOc wines made from Merlot grapes has increased by 40% in 4 years. This gives an idea of the enthusiasm aroused by the grape, both for its generous colour and the complexity of the cooked fruit notes in its nose and for its tannic but elegant structure in the mouth.

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Armand Cottin acquired Laboure-Roi in 1974. From its start in 1832, the small yet prestigious Burgundy negociant house--established in Nuits-Saint-Georges by Messrs. Laboure and Roi--had been firmly rooted in the local winemaking community, enjoying an excellent reputation for its high quality wines. Under the leadership of Armand and his brother Louis who later joined him,...

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Vin de Pays (vahn duh peh-YEE) One of the lower levels in the French Classification system, Vin de Pays is an intermediary wine, created for vineyards who were not quite AC, but vastly superior to Vin de Table wine. Vin de Pays has restrictions similar to the AC, but on a lesser scale. Regulations include specified region, minimum alcohol level and grape varieties. The wine also...

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Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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