Marilyn Merlot, Premières Côtes de Bordeaux

Marilyn Merlot, Premières Côtes de Bordeaux

Marilyn Merlot was created by a small group of enthusiasts in response to the 'commercialisation' of the Merlot grape variety. The story of Marilyn, the restaurateur, is featured in the Marilyn Merlot web site. The core of Marilyn Merlot is a small vineyard near Rions of 30 to 50-year-old vines. These high quality and concentrated grapes are treated to a long pre-soak, in accordance with traditional practices and then similarly long post-soak following fermentation. The tannic structure this provides is self-evident. Long barrel ageing in one and two year casks preserves the Merlot character whilst 'polishing' the wine; displays typical Merlot plummy fleshiness alongside flavours only found with maturity. Marilyn Merlot is produced at the Château du Seuil winery.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Vintage: 2007
  • Producer: Château du Seuil
  • Primary grape: Merlot
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £15.00
  • Code: 24532
  • Expression: Ring