Laboure-Roi Petit Bistro Merlot 2006
From the Languedoc region of southwest France, an area highly conducive to production of fine quality grapes. Thanks to the introduction of progressive, new, more rigorous vineyard management techniques in the past 20 years by innovative growers, the Languedoc is sometimes hailed as "the California of France."
Following harvest grapes are de-stemmed prior to a 24-hour maceration to facilitate color extraction. Fermentation is conducted in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. The wine is then matured for several months in tank prior to bottling and release.