merlot vin rouge chateau la bastide

Merlot IGP Aude – Hauterive

online store chateau la bastide wine of France


Orientation: South, south-east.
Soil: Clay-limestone with fine-grained alluvial sediment.

Grape variety

MERLOT: 100%
Vineyards are 15 years old.
Yield: 50 Hl / Ha


Harvest: at full maturity and de-stemmed.
Pre-fermentation maceration: 7°C for 12 – 13 days.
Fermentation: 13°C for 10 – 12 days.
Post-fermentation maceration: 4 – 6 days in stainless steel vats.
Ageing: 8 months on fine lees, then a further 8 – 10 months in inert vats.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Deep ruby red with violet hues.
Nose: Red fruits.
Palate: Red fruits with earthy truffle and black olive.
Tannins: Soft.
Full-flavoured and well-balanced, warm and elegant in the mouth.
Perfect to keep for ageing.


Pairs well with all meats (grilled, roasted or in sauce).
Perfect with mushroom based dishes and cheeses (including blue cheese).