Domaine Horgelus.

Merlot, Tannat
Cotes de Gascogne IGP
by Yoan Le Menn
Domaine Horgelus.

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The Tannat grape, when mixed with Merlot by Yoan Le Menn, makes a wonderful, easy drinking characterful red wine.

Merlot, Tannat
Cotes de Gascogne IGP
by Yoan Le Menn

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The Tannat grape, when mixed with Merlot by Yoan Le Menn, makes a wonderful, easy drinking characterful red wine.

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country:
France
region:
South West France
vintage:
2016
grapes:
Merlot, Tannat
abv:
12.5
style:
Red
code:
10923
enjoy with:
Spicy beef stir-fry.
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
Domaine Horgelus.
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

Additional Information

country:
France
region:
South West France
vintage:
2016
grapes:
Merlot, Tannat
abv:
12.5
style:
Red
code:
10923
enjoy with:
Spicy beef stir-fry.

Wine Makers

Domaine Horgelus. by Yoan Le Menn

In 2004 Yoan Le Menn, at the tender age of 16 was individual French Fly Fishing Champion for the first time. He subsequently went on to capture the trophy in 2005 and 2006. This competitive aspect of his character and the search for excellence that goes with it made him stand out on a visit from Wines Direct.

 

Domaine Horgelus was created in 1978 by Yoan's father, Joseph Le Menn. Breton by origin, he was attracted by the charm of the South West, its gastronomy and its art of living. The domaine is located on a sunny hillside in Gascony, an area renowned primarily for the production of Armagnac, but which is slowly but surely gaining a reputation for excellent red and white wines.

 

This progression started in the 1980's, thanks, largely, to producers like the Le Menn family, who strive to make wines with freshness and ripe fruit flavours as their most important features. Yoan Le Menn is of the new generation of oenologues who combine modernity with tradition. He is dedicated to preserving the aroma of the wines by preventing any form of oxidation during vinification.

 

For this reason, grapes are harvested early in the morning, from 3 am 'til 11, ensuring no freshness is lost in the heat of the midday sun. These lovely fresh fruit flavours are the essence of Domaine Horgelus.

In The Press

Press Reviews

"Tannat can be a little lean at times but this blend avoids this nicely. Lovely plump, juicy, ripe wine with plums and blackcurrants and a good dry finish." John Wilson, The Irish Times Wines of the Year.

"Another vibrant, fruity Gascon blend with the region's beefy, tannic Tannat grape plumped up with plummy, easy-sipping Merlot. Tame this fat, chunky red with roast quail and figs" The Times of England

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews
Irish Times , 22/05/2014
By John Wilson
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South West France in France

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