Domaine Sainte Rose is a family owned and run boutique winery near Servian in the Languedoc region of Southern France. We believe in a more intelligent approach to choosing wine. For far too long, the more traditional and better-known regions of France have been living off the reputation of their area and not their actual wine. Of course there are some great vintages there, but our wine is just as good and much better value. If you enjoy beautifully crafted wine but are fed up paying for history and reputation on top, then welcome to the new tradition: really great wine, made in the old world using new world methods.
Merlot is often underrated as a red grape variety and was not helped by a Hollywood movie denouncing it in favour of Pinot Noir! Our Merlot grapes are fruity and well balanced and they love the southern French climate. With them we produce this soft, subtle wine that is as easily paired with pizza and pasta as with your Sunday roast.
Intense and complex with lots of ripe, black fruit, vanilla and chocolate. There are also hints of black pepper and elegant wood. As this wine matures the spicy, chocolate, mocha and truffle notes will develop, with less obvious fruit.