L'Ephemere is a wine from Sud-Ouest,region of France
,South-west wine region extends over almost 500 km and 12 departments. The culture of the vine exists in this area for centuries, established by the Gauls before the arrival of the Romans. The expertise developed subsequently under the influence of monasteries and abbeys, on the road to Saint Jacques de Compostel. Their wine is particularly appreciated by English royalty.
L'Ephemere is located in Sud-Ouest's sub-region of Buzet
,Buzet is an appellation for red, white and rosé wines produced on the banks of the Garonne river in southwestern France. The vineyards of Bordeaux lie a short way to the north, and as such, Buzet red wines (which make up the majority of production here) are similar in style to red Bordeaux, produced from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Purple grape variety used in the making of red wine. This variety tends to have an inky dark color and robust tannins, and is one of the six allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux wines. The French plantations of Malbec are now mainly found in Cahors (South West France), known here under the name of "cot". It must constitute at least 70 percent of any AOP Cahors wine, accompanied by rich, round Merlot and rustic, tannic Tannat. It is increasingly celebrated in Argentina, giving as well powerfull and tannic wines, however a little more exhuberant due to the altitude and the winemaking habits. Cahors AOP wines, on the other side, are more structured and mineral.
It is the most representative grape of Bordeaux, covering 60% of the vineyard. It is found mainly in the Libournais, on the "right bank" of the Garonne, especially in Saint Emilion and Pomerol. This grape is easily exportable thanks to its adaptability to different soils. It matures very quickly on gravelly soils, but it is clay soils of Pomerol and Saint-Emilion that fit it best. There, the fruit is expressed all in delicacy, offering floral notes of violet, peony, and of black and red fruits. Among all Bordeaux varieties, Merlot is the one which offers roundness and smoothness to the wine. Over time, these flavors evolve towards undergrowth aromas, marked by mushrooms, truffles, tobacco and even old leather.