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VIN DE FRANCE
ALC. BY VOL.:
Velvety, Seductive, Generous, Plump
Where the combination of environmental factors is right – warm climate, well-draining soils, abundant sunshine – Merlot makes a distinctive wine, dark fruited with soft tannins and a touch of spice.
With its luscious, accessible taste profile, Vieux Ciseaux Merlot is a fine place to begin your venture into our exploration of some of the world’s great wines.
Vieux Ciseaux represents one of the closest and longest-term relationships that we have established with any of our winemakers. We love visiting François, sharing a relaxed meal, and walking his vineyards. Each year as the Merlot vines mature and evolve to produce a more profound wine, so does our friendship send its roots deeper, further embellishing a special connection between our wines and us.
MERLOT - LIKE A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY:
Merlot vines are ubiquitous in the gravelly, sandy, sunny vineyards of southern France. In fact, it is often seen planted in front of winegrowers’ houses as a decorative vine. This is a wonderful insight into the marriage of grape and terroir, and to the place that Merlot holds in local traditions and customs – a critical part of self-identification.
In this part of France, one always finds time to eat a relaxed, nourishing meal even in the most rushed of workdays - always paired with a glass of the local red. Merlot is an indispensable part of the local culture, and we hope it plays a role in yours as well.