Grandes Vallées - Merlot Red
Summum Wines - IGP Pays d'Oc
Red,IGP Pays d'Oc
100% Merlot
The Summum wines are the fruit of a meeting and a mutual passion of two men for a job, as fascinating as difficult, the mix of wisdom and youth, the success of the transmission of knowledge from a generation to another and the continuity of a know-how.For more than 20 years, Luc Pirlet has been a famous winemaker in Languedoc. 60 years old, pleased of what he has done in his professional life, eager to spend more time with his family, Luc has tried to convey his experience and his passion for the business.After having worked few years in marketing, Christopher Cholot, nick named "Cholot" decided to go back to his farming roots and to become a winemaker. When he met Luc in 2013, it was a good match between these two men, soil-lovers, Epicurien spirits and looking for new challenges. After 2 years working side by side, Vintage 2015 was the first Vintage of Summum Wines.
Between the villages of Carcassonne and Limoux, near the Pyrenean mountains, not far from the Spanish border. Different plots of soils made up of sandstone, schist and chalk and clay. Vines : 20 years old - 60 acres - Yield : 48 Hl/ha - 2.9T. per acre.
Harvested when perfectly ripe. Grapes are destemmed and fermented for 3 weeks at 80°F. Frequent pumping-over./nMaturing in french oak barrels 1/3 brand new (2/3 from Bordeaux - 1/3 from Burgundy). Malolactic fermentation in barrel.
Tasting notes
Lots of strong fresh fruit on the palate, masterfully blended to create a balance and delicacy unusual in a wine at this price. Plenty of ripe plum and soft fleshy fruit. Medium-bodied.
Food pairing
On its own, but goes well with grilled poultry, pasta dishes and veal.
Aging potential
5 to 8 years
Grape varieties
100% Merlot
Terrisson Wines
195 rue Guy Arnaud
30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
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