Domaine Sainte Marie des Crozes, ‘Merlo’Gogo Merlot 2020 Vins de France
"The colour is deliberately very light, grenadine. We wanted freshness, fruit without extraction, no tannins, nothing but gurgling."
Half of the vine was pressed like a rosé, the remaining grapes were bathed in this pool of rosé.
About the domaine:
Run with fantastic energy by the young Christelle Alias, this 38 ha estate lie at the foot of the Montagne d’Alaric in the northerly, cooler part of the Corbières. In 1997 the vineyards were completely restructured by Christelle’s father, Bernard and are now cultivated organically.
Christelle joined her father in 2012 after a tour of the viticultural world and has clearly had fun creating her wines: there is a juicy vibrancy – she clearly aims for freshness and elegance over extraction and power.