A touch of typicity

With the ‘Discovering AOCs’ range, Maison Castel shares its passion for French tradition and ‘savoir-faire’ - in a range of appellation wines that show the diversity of the French winegrowing regions, from the timeless style of Bordeaux to the lesser known wines of Jurançon. Do you know all the regions in our ‘Discovering AOCs’ range?

Bordeaux Merlot

Appearance : bright with a strong garnet hue
Nose : intense notes of red and black fruit
Palate : concentrated, fruity and silky
Serve : between 16-18°C
Best enjoyed : within 2-3 years
Food-wine pairings : red meats, hard cheeses, chocolate desserts
Recommended dish : Entrecôte steak with cep mushrooms


The Bordeaux AOC is one of the largest, and certainly one of the most famous, wine regions of France.Growing mainly red grape varieties, the Merlot is the predominant variety within the Bordeaux region where it is able to express its full potential.


After a short pre-fermentation maceration to extract the aromatic compounds from the skins, vinification takes place at a controlled temperature. 4-6 months ageing then enables the tannins to soften and gives the wine its spicy, oaky character.

Maison Castel, Touch of France wines, simple, easy to choose and pleasant to taste.

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