Abbots Delaunay Merlot
- Grape : Merlot
- Country : France, Pays D’Oc
- Type : Red
- ABV : 13.5%
9 in stock
Tasting notes:Abbots Delaunay Merlot
Dark in colour with aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, cherry, cinnamon & thyme. In the mouth a round, rich and long palate with ripe tannins.
Food match: Abbots Delaunay Merlot
Enjoy this fantastic wine with chicken and ratatouille, stuffed tomatoes, or lentils with salted pork.
Producer & Region:
Laurent Delaunay is a passionate winemaker who has become a recognized specialist in Languedoc wines through his wine-merchant business, Badet Clément & Cie, which he founded in 1995. He represents the fifth generation of a Burgundian family of producers and negociants.
Convinced by the tremendous potential of the Languedoc’s terroirs, he acquired Abbotts, a winery created in 1996 in Marseillette, near Carcassonne in south-western France, by the young and talented Australian winemaker, Nerida Abbott. Won over by the region and the diversity of its terroirs, and driven by great diligence and perfectionism, she relentlessly worked to produce the finest wines from the Languedoc-Roussillon’s appellations.
Quest for perfection, inspiration and thoroughness are the key terms to describe the spirit shared by these two demanding and passionate winemakers. In the interest of perpetuating this philosophy, we decided to name our recent and entirely updated collection after both of them : Abbotts & Delaunay
The winery is located at the heart of the village of Marseillette, on a winegrowing estate that dates back to the early 19th century, and the village is 17 km from Carcassonne at the heart of France’s Cathar Country where they enjoy the famous Canal du Midi, built in the 17th century to facilitate trade between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean, runs through it. The building, which was constructed in 1803, has been completely renovated and boasts several stainless steel and glazed concrete tanks with temperature and hygrometry control. With two ageing cellars, the winery provides optimal conditions for the blending, ageing and storing of our wines.
The grapes for this wine come from four terroirs: the area of Nîmes which gives complex notes, the eastern Aude valley which lends elegance, the Béziers plain which brings richness and the western Aude region.
Abbots Delaunay Merlot Awards
Decanter 2019 : Bronze
Gilbert & Gaillard 2019 : Gold