Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet (Hervé Souhaut) Petite Merle Ardéchois 2019
VINTAGE : 2019
COUNTRY : France
REGION/APPELLATION : Rhone Valley
VARIETALS : Merlot
100 Cases Produced
Hervé Souhaut created Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet in 1993. Hervé works 5 hectares of old & ancient vines—between 50 to 100 years-old— located on the right bank of the Rhône Valley just opposite the storied hills of Hermitage. This region is widely recognized as being one of the finest areas for wine production on the planet; thanks in part to its elevation, ancient vineyard sites & the southeastern & southern exposures.
Souhaut’s recent small plantation in d’Arlebosc, Vallée du Doux, 0.3ha of young vines (5yrs on average) at 450 meters of altitude with south/south-east exposure.
Vinification Notes: the grapes are hand-harvested and sorted, then fermented as whole bunches at cool temperature using only indigenous yeasts, with regular punch-downs, but no pumping over. The wine is then aged in old French oak barrels and bottled unfined, unfiltered with 25 ppm of sulfur.