Merlot

Red dry oaked wine, protected appellation of origin ‘Sennoi’
Grapes: Merlot
Volume 750 ml
Alcohol 13,5%

Peculiarities of vinification. The wine is crafted from Merlot grapes, cultivated at Fanagoria’s best vineyards located in the Taman peninsula. Hand picking, soft processing, fermentation at low temperatures. The wine was matured for 12 months in French oak barriques.

Sensory characteristics. Colour: dark-red. Flavour: notes of red wild berries, bell pepper, vanilla, suede and spices. Taste: soft, with velvety tannins, notes of ripe black berries and fruit. Finish: long, spicy and berrylike.

Food pairing: steaks, mutton and lamb dishes with spicy herbs, warm meat salads and cold appetizers, pastas under rich gravies, pizza, seasoned cheeses.

To be uncorked 30 min. before serving.

To be served at 16-17 °С.


Wine review: Cru Lermont Merlot 2013.


Recipe: Duck breast under spicy cranberry sauce with red dry oaked wine Cru Lermont Merlot.

Awards

  • 2015 vintage wine – ‘silver’ level in Arthur Sarkisyan’s Russian Wine Guide 2018
  • Vintage 2015 – 90/100 at WineIncognito tasting competition, Moscow, 2019
  • 2012 vintage wine – Wines of Kuban - Pride of Russia trademark holder
  • 2013 vintage wine – silver medal of AWC Vienna 2016
  • 2013 vintage wine – ‘silver’ level in Arthur Sarkisyan’s Russian Wine Guide 2016
  • 2014 vintage wine – gold medal of Black Sea Wines 2017, category: red wines of 2014 and older vintages

Reviews

WineIncognito Tasting Contest judges about Cru Lermont Merlot 2015

Quite a complex flavour (but it could have been even more complex), with a medium-plus intensity, varietal and tertiary flavours are in equal parts, raspberry, strawberry, red sour cherry, dark cherry, black plums, and chocolate. Well-balanced. A higher-than-average finish. 90/100.

Vladislav Gratsiansky, sommelier, about Cru Lermont Merlot 2013

Colour: red terracotta. Plum and blackberry in the nose meet vanilla and jam tones; delicate hints of animal notes and fresh milk. Palate: berrylike and jammy, with tender tones of sweet paprika and a creamy note. Acidity behaves delicately, keeping the balance, and it ends the aftertaste. The wine has a complex flavour and compound taste with a good balance between them.

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