Les Oliviers Merlot Mourvedre
- Pays d'OC, Southern France, France
- Merlot, Mourvedre/Monastrell
Les Oliviers Merlot - Mourvedre is made by Boutinot , a blend of 80% Merlot, 20% Mourvedre each from a single plot. Pays d'Oc in southern France is known for producing ripe, luscious fruit and it is the addition of the Mourvedre that makes this wine extra interesting.
Brightly perfumed fruit, a hint of lavender, then classic merlot flavours: ripe red summer berries, plums and damsons. Mourvèdre shows its grip with warm spice and a green, herby edge on the finish.
Can be enjoyed with or without food, although it would happily partner hearty pastas and Mediterrannean dishes flavoured with tomatoes, olives or anchovies.
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Berliner Wein Trophy 2017
Boutinot started life in Greater Manchester in 1972 when Paul Boutinot began to collect wines from France and bring them 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.
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