Fog Mountain Merlot, California
This wine has aromas of black cherry and spice on the nose.
Flavours of strawberry and clove with earthy notes are complemented by a touch of violet. The palate is medium bodied with soft, round tannins. The wine was predominantly aged in stainless steel tanks to preserve the fresh, primary fruit aromas. Around 5% was aged in neutral French oak barrels for 12-14 months before bottling, to round out the tannins and add a hint of spice. Fog Mountain pays homage to the Californian mountain ranges and their cooling fogs, considerably influencing Californian viticulture. The mountains offer unique climatic conditions and varied soils on which to plant vines. At the same time, the fog, with its cooling influence, creates the ideal microclimate, prolonging the growing season and allowing the grapes to ripen fully. All the fruit for these wines is sourced exclusively from sustainably farmed vineyards throughout California, predominantly from the North Coast.
Ideal with chicken, mussels, rich beef dishes and Hors d’Oeuvres.
Boisset is a family-owned collection of historic and unique wineries bound together by a common cause: authentic, terroir-driven wines in harmony with their history, their future and the land and people essential to their existence. With more than 28 historical and prestigious wineries in the world’s preeminent terroirs, including the Côte d’Or, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley, California’s Russian River Valley, and the Napa Valley. In pursuit always of authentic, terroir-driven wines that respect the living life of the vineyard, their history, and their future, Boisset is a leading proponent and practitioner of organic and Biodynamic farming at each of its estates. In the spirit of Biodynamics, the Boisset family is as attentive to all the essential aspects of terroir, including the soil, the climate, and importantly, the people and their passion, as it is to the vineyards. This means maintaining and encouraging biodiversity on the winery estates, giving back to nature through local organizations that protect and preserve it for future generations.