Domaine Merlin - Bourgogne Rouge, Maconnais, France (2020)
Crushed stones, wild raspberries and a slight hint of mushroom. A beautiful, soft and juicy Pinot Noir. With a little less structure, this feels a little Gamay-is and will reward over the near-term, developing further earthy tones over the next two to three years.
Domaine Olivier Merlin is owned by Corinne and Olivier Merlin, who settled in the Mâcon area in 1987. Today it extends over more than 15 hectares in the Mâconnais region and in the Moulin à Vent appellation. Sustainable viticulture (ploughing the soil and harvesting by hand) and good winemaking (slow pressing of the grapes in whole bunches, fermentation and aging in oak barrels).