Les Foncanelles Merlot Pays D'OC 2015 is elegant,feathery and focused. It develops aromas of balsamic and cherry,coupled with cranberry,dried fruit.This wine will match perfectly with Beef,Pork or Salad.
Les Foncanelles Merlot Pays D'OC is a wine from Languedoc-Roussillon,region of France
,Languedoc-Roussillon region covers an area of 42,800 hectares, producing more than 1.8 million hectoliters in the extreme south of France. This is the first wine producing region of France in volume.
The first to establish vineyards in the area were the Greeks, in the fifth century BC. This then was the Romans who cultivated and vines enjoyed great expansion until the modern period (seventeenth century). In 1863, phylloxera ravaged French vineyards. Once a cure was found, the area under vine cultivation in the region increased sharply to become in the twentieth century, the largest vineyard in France.
Languedoc-Roussillon is located in a Mediterranean climate zone characterized by mild winters and hot, dry summers and low rainfall. The Tramontana wind dry vines and prevents diseases. It has a wide variety of soils (shale, sandstone, limestone boulders, sandy clay soils) which explains the richness of this region, and the diversity of the AOC proposed. During a long time, wines of Languedoc-Roussillon were seen as poor quality wines, producing only bulk wine. Now, the improved quality of the production and its sweet prices make Languedoc-Roussillon the first wine export region of France, celebrated for its refreshing pink wines and its fruity red wines. A large production of sparkling wines (Blanquette de Limoux) and of natural sweet wines (Muscat de Rivesaltes, Muscat de Lunel, Muscat de Frontigan, Maury,...) continues to impress the wine lovers.