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.