2019 Touraine, Cent Visage

The Côt or Malbec grape brings a very deep and concentrated garnet colour. This variety is also grown in the Bordeaux region where it is blended in the wine from some of the greatest Châteaux. Very ripe aromas on the nose (blackcurrant, crushed red berries) with notes of prunes and violets. Very persistent finish.Best enjoyed on full bodied, rich and spicy dishes, game dishes and strong cheeses. Also great as a glass of wine with friends, in front of the fire place during long winter evenings.Meriau is growing a very ancient vine selection which gives to their wine intensity and concentration.To be decanted and enjoyed at room temperature.

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Grape
Malbec
Country
France
Region
Loire
Product code
CENVISBVAU

Food pairing

Allium

Onion, Garlic, Shallot

Baking Spice

Cinnamon, Vanilla, Clove, Nutmeg

Bean / Legumes

Pinto Bean, Black Bean, Navy Bean, Lentil

Dry Herb

Oregano, Thyme, Dill, Parsley

Dry, Salty Umami Cheese

Parmesan, Grana Padano, Pecorino, Asiago, Aged Manchego

Exotic Spice

Anise, Cardamom, Ginger

Fruity, Umami Cheese

Cheddar, Gouda

Funghi

Porcini, Shitake, Oyster Mushroom, Button Mushroom

Nightshade

Tomato, Eggplant, Pepper

Nutty Hard Cheese

Gruyere, Comte, Emmental,

Red Meat

Beef, Lamb, Venison

Strong Marinades

Barbecue, Teriyaki, Vinegar Marinades

Umami Spice

Coriander, Cumin, Turmeric

White Meat

Chicken, Pork, Chop, Tofu
The producer

Domaine Merieau

The Vignoble des Bois Vaudons estate spreads over 35 hectares across the hillsides on the banks of the Cher River, its rich and complex soils ensuring the production of a range of wines that are varied and rich in colour while supporting vines that encompass the young to the ageless.  The estate has been run by the Mérieau Family for four generations, Jacky handing the reigns - and the vines -  to his son Jean-François in 2000, who along with his wife Emilie have committed themselves to the cause. Jean-Francois, who studied in Amboise then in Bordeaux before training in famous vineyards across the county tirelessly works the soils, plowing, cutting heavily and harvesting by hand  Jean-Francois and Emilie continue to produce wines of the highest quality, each with their own identity that perfectly adheres to the Mérieau family ethos; honesty, passion and excellence.

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Reviews

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