The red Pays d’Oc La Caresse Merlot PGI, a wine selected by Delices and Gourmandises
Delices and Gourmandises recommend this Pays d’Oc Rouge La Caresse Merlot IGP with racy character and aromatic freshness.
A land full of sun appreciated by Delices and Gourmandises The Pays d’Oc PGI wines are produced in Languedoc-Roussillon, between Pyrenees steep slopes and the Mediterranean Sea. The appellation covers 88,000 hectares over four departments: Pyrénées-Orientales, Aude, Hérault and Gard.
Since 1987, the value of their Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) allowed them to modernize the wine making process to take up the challenge of opening to world markets. This coastline terroir is swept by light and wet sea winds that create a very favorable environment for vine growing. Its chalky soil and the Mediterranean climate give typical wines particularly appreciated by Delices and Gourmandises.
His Carignan grape of Spanish origin gives this red Pays d’Oc La Caresse Merlot IGP a powerful structure and fruity aromas and brings it a very good aging potential. This is a great wine to keep in cellar from 3 to 5 years to soften and refine its tannins.
Delices and Gourmandises tips for food and wine pairing
The red Pays d’Oc La Caresse Merlot IGP goes well with red meats like Chateaubriand or grilled tournedos. But its aromas of red fruits and black fruits will as well enhance long cooking dishes such as stews, braised beef with carrots or bourguignon.
The Alsatian stew, confit pork loin with endives or saddle of lamb with small frozen vegetables will perfectly marry this wine. Talking about starters, the roe terrine or turkey pie with mushrooms will also go great. And to end your meal, Delices and Gourmandises recommends you Tomme de Savoie or Saint-Nectaire cheese.
Remember to bring always this wine to room temperature before serving, ideally between 18 ° C and 20 ° C to fully enjoy its qualities.