Jean de Roze, Merlot, Saint Chinian, France 2011
St. Chinian has a history of viticulture that stretches all the way back to the ninth century. The terroir is schistous in the north, resulting in a light wine, whereas the terroir of the south contains a mixture of clay and limestone, resulting in wine with substantial tannins.
100% Merlot. This wine features notes of chocolate, mingled with a delicious expression of plum.