Les Oliviers Merlot - Mourvedre
- Languedoc, Southern France, France
- Merlot, Mourvedre / Monastrell
Les Oliviers Merlot - Mourvedre is made by Boutinot languedoc, a blend of 80% Merlot, 20% Mourvedre each from a single plot. Languedoc in southern France is known for producing ripe, luscious fruit and it is the addition of the Mourvedre that makes this wine intersting.
Plump, ripe red berries, plum and damson. The Mourvedre lends a touch of earthiness and spice.
Boutinot started life in Greater Manchester in 1972 when Paul Boutinot begin to collect wines from France and bring back to Manchester to sell at his parents restaurant. Paul's reputation quickly begin to grow and it wasn't long before other restaurants were asking for him to sell them wine and the company was started in 1980 as a wine supplier.
Boutinot have furthered their reputation for great value wines by starting to produce wines themselves. They have partnered with Italian producer Adria Vini, have their own vineyard holdings and winery in France and vineyards in South Africa, and now a large percentage of Boutinot's portfolio is their own production.