Introduction to French Wine In Rhone Valley From From Domaine La Mereuille 
Introduction to French Wine In Rhone Valley From From Domaine La Mereuille 
Oct 27, 2020

Domaine La Mereuille is an old estate with more than two centuries of history in the Southern Rhone Valley. But as a vineyard, the estate is not that old.

In fact, prior to 1950, a good portion of the land was devoted to growing crops other than grapes for wine. Domaine la Mereuille produced their first wine in 1984. Domaine La Mereuille remains a family-owned winery as the third generation is now firmly in charge of managing the winery, headed by Michel Bouyer.

 

Domaine La Mereuille, Côtes du Rhône Rouge, 2015

Fruits of the wood walls, garrigue. Round, Build, balance is good and very generous

Age of the vine: 70 - 75 years

Ageing potential: Can be drunk now, or be kept 10 years from now.

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 16 C - 18 C. Good match with Red meat

Awards: 
Trophée du Savoir-faire Vigneron 2018

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Domaine la Mereuille, AOP Chateauneuf du Pape, 2015

Notes fruits of the woods, with accents of jams mixed with cocoa tone. It is of excellent evolution. Contained power; The balance is good and very generous. Very promising.

In fact, prior to 1950, a good portion of the land was devoted to growing crops other than grapes for wine. Domaine la Mereuille produced their first wine in 1984. Domaine La Mereuille remains a family-owned winery as the third generation is now firmly in charge of managing the winery, headed by Michel Bouyer.

Age of the vine: 70 years

Ageing potential: 15+ years

Culinary Recommendation: To serve at 16 C - 18 C. Good match with Red Meat

Awards: 
R. Parker: 90/92 :100
The Rhone Report: 90/100
Gilbert et Gaillard: 5 Coeurs
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2018: Sliver medal
Concours des Vins d'Orange 2016: Sliver medal

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Domaine La Mereuille, AOP Chateauneuf du Pape La Cuvee d'Aure, 2015

Wood, spicy, fine liquorice, on a background of stone fruits (plum, bigarreau). Delicate tannic and woody frame. The finish is healthy, velvety, airy.

Age of the vine: 70 years

Ageing potential: 15+ years

Culinary Recommendation: To be served at 16 C - 18 C. Good match with Red Meat

Awards: 
Concours ELLE a TABLE 2018 : Médaille d’OR 
JEB DIUNNUCK : 89/100 
SYRAH du Monde : Médaille de Bronze 
Grand Tasting Wine Awards 2018 Hong Kong: Médaille de Bronze 
Gilbert et Gaillard : Médaille d’OR : 94/100

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Domaine La Mereuille, AOP Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2019

Pale gold reflections. Aromatic finesse, with fresh flowers, lime blossom; Nice complexity

Age of vines:  80

Ageing potential:  6 months in fibreglass vats, on fine lees

Culinary Recommendation: To be served at  18 C. Good match with Aperitif, fish, foie gras, Cheese

Awards:  
1 * guide hachette des vins, 2015
1st Grands Vins Classés Magazine Millésimes, 2015

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Domaine la Mereuille, AOP Chateauneuf du Pape Les Baptaurels, 2010

Leather notes mingle with black fruits. Powerful, fiery, full-bodied and long. Structured, full mouth.

Age of the vine: 70 years

Ageing potential: 15+ years

Culinary Recommendation: To serve at 18 C. Good match with Mushroom, Cheese

Awards: 
88-90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's |WC
90-92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
1ers Grands Vins Classes Magazine Milesimes

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Domaine la Mereuille, AOP Chateauneuf du Pape Les Baptaurels, 2012

Leather notes mingle with black fruits. Powerful, fiery, full-bodied and long. Structured, full mouth.

Age of the vine: 70 years

Ageing potential: 15+ years

Culinary Recommendation: To serve at 18 C. Good match with Mushroom, Cheese

Awards: 
88-90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's |WC
90-92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
1ers Grands Vins Classes Magazine Milesimes

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Domaine La Mereuille, AOP Chateauneuf du Pape La Cuvee d'Aure, 2018

Wood, spicy, fine liquorice, on a background of stone fruits (plum, bigarreau). Delicate tannic and woody frame. The finish is healthy, velvety, airy.

Age of the vine: 70 years

Ageing potential: 15+ years

Culinary Recommendation: To be served at 16 C - 18 C. Good match with Red Meat

Awards: 
Concours ELLE a TABLE 2018 : Médaille d’OR 
JEB DIUNNUCK : 89/100 
SYRAH du Monde : Médaille de Bronze 
Grand Tasting Wine Awards 2018 Hong Kong: Médaille de Bronze 
Gilbert et Gaillard : Médaille d’OR : 94/100

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