The wine is crafted from Merlot grapes, cultivated at Fanagoria’s best vineyards located in the Taman peninsula. Technological peculiarities: hand picking, soft processing, fermentation at low temperatures. The wine was matured for 12 months in French oak barriques.
Colour: dark-red. Flavour: notes of red wild berries, bell pepper, vanilla, suede and spices. Taste: soft, with velvety tannins, notes of ripe black berries and fruit. Finish: long, spicy and berrylike.
Wine and food pairs: steaks, mutton and lamb dishes with spicy herbs, warm meat salads and cold appetizers, pastas under rich gravies, pizza, seasoned cheeses.
To be uncorked 30 min. before serving; to be served at 16-17 °С.
Wine review: Cru Lermont Merlot 2013.
Recipe: Duck breast under spicy cranberry sauce with red dry oaked wine Cru Lermont Merlot.