|Article number:||Patience Merlot 18|
|Availability:||In stock (17)|
One of the best-kept secrets of the southern Rhône is the town of Nîmes. Just 30 miles from the Mediterranean, the town enjoys the coastal influence in the midst of Roman architecture, including a small coliseum still in use. This family estate is located in the Costières de Nîmes between Nîmes and Avignon. After managing the winemaking at a local cooperative for a decade, Christophe Aguilar began to make his own wines, organically farming 60 hectares of vines in the same soils his grandfather farmed 50 years ago. The estate name refers to “la patience”, an aromatic wild herb growing throughout their vineyards. This pure merlot is soft and generous, the fruit having taken in the warm Mediterranean sun. Destemmed and vinified in tanks, it is aged for three months in concrete. In classic French fashion, this cuvée is dry and fragrant with rocky, garrigue notes. Aromas of ripe plum, baking chocolate, and sweet wild herbs yield to a plush palate bursting with ripe blackberry, plum, and currant, before finishing with layers of herbs and minerals. Certified organic.