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La Porte des Princes Merlot 2022

Vaucluse IGP

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  • Gold, Gilbert & Gaillard International Competition, 2023

Irresistibly delicious, this wine shows that Merlot can produce super tasty reds in the Vaucluse. This area's proximity to the Med, in the south of the southern Rhône, brings a wealth of sun-kissed plummy fruit with a sprinkling of spice and herbs. 

Irresistibly delicious, this wine shows that Merlot can produce super tasty reds in the Vaucluse. This area's proximity to the Med, in the south of the southern Rhône, brings a wealth of sun-kissed plummy fruit with a sprinkling of spice and herbs. 

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Supple with bright plum and forest fruit, liquorice and pepper notes

Aroma

Fresh forest fruits with a hint of herbal garrigue and liquorice

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

La Porte des Princes Merlot 2022

More information

  • Red - Medium Bodied
  • France
  • Bright scarlet
  • Vegetarian
  • 14.5% ABV
  • 10.88 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 1 January, 2027
  • Vegan

Vines have been planted in this very southerly part of the Rhône since Roman times. They certainly knew a thing or two about making wine, so it’s safe to bet that this terroir is spot on for great wine! Typically, when you think of the Rhône you think of Syrah and Grenache. But award-winning winemaker Thierry Ferlay has shown that, in fact, Bordeaux's Merlot ripens perfectly in his local vineyards, not far from Châteauneuf. Using old-vine fruit for extra intensity, he has created a silky red with plum and blackberry notes and a hint of pepper and liquorice. Easy going and fruity, it makes a delicious glassful on its own as well as a great stand by for mid-week suppers from sausages to shepherd's pie. A top choice for a barbecue too.

"Lovely smooth wine. Rich, delicious and a joy to drink" 5-Star Online Review
For the 2020 vintage
Map showing Vaucluse IGP
Tasting note information