Clos du Val Merlot 6 bottle case

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Clos du Val Merlot, One of the first wineries in the Stag's Leap district,with 40+ years of wine-making tradition.

Clos du Val Merlot 6 bottle case, the best of the Napa vally

A proper, classic Napa Merlot from one of the founders in the region. A smooth and generous oak-aged wine which shows plenty of ripe plum and blackberry, with hints of toast and earthiness, exhibiting elegance and finesse. Elegant fruit with sweetly fine, crunchy, slightly saline tannis. There's a a hint of toasty oak and cedar with a rich, lengthy slightly sappy finish.

a beautifully fine Napa Merlot and possibly our favourite CdV wine of the lot. Elegant and restraine

Food match, try roasted lamb, veal orvenison

97% Merlot, 1.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5% Petit Verdot
Stainless steel tanks, 2-3 pumpovers daily
months in 40% new French Hungarian oak
14.5% vol

One of the earliest wineries in the now famous Stag’s Leap district, Clos du Val was founded in 1972 by
American businessman John Goelet and French-born winemaker Bernard Portet. Bernard’s father had been
manager at Chateau Lafite, where he and his brother Dominique (ex Taltarni) were raised. Clos du Val began
life as 150 acres of vineyards on some of the finest land in the Stag’s Leap district.

In 1973 an additional 180 acres of vineyards were purchased in the cool-climate Carneros region. The winemaking team now led by John Clews and Kirsty Melton are building further on an already outstanding reputation, utilising the very best Napa fruit to produce handcrafted, estate wines famed for their balance, elegance and complexity.

The late maturing Cabernet Sauvignon is the benchmark variety for wines from the Stag’s Leap district, where cool night-time temperatures and the reflected heat of the Stag’s Leap Palisades during the day provide ideal conditions. In comparison, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the stars of the Carneros region, where the cool maritime breezes
moderate the temperature and allow the extended slow and even ripening that these varieties demand to
achieve the level of concentration and rare delicacy that makes them so sought after.

In The Vineyard: The Merlot vines are between 19 and 28 years old and grow in gravelly, clay loams. In The Winery: Fermentation took place in closed top tanks with 2 pumpovers daily and 25 days of skin contact. 18 months in French oak barrels, 25% new barrels.
Clos du Val Merlot The wine are 75cl bottle size

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