About Domaine Saint Antoine : Domaine St. Antoine lies in the heart of the upper Minervois, a region favoured by a moderate climate, extraordinarily adapted to make some of the finest wines in Southern France. The winery re-launched in 2011when it was bought by Christoph and Petra Lehmann, a couple from Berlin passionate about both wine and southern France. They aim to produce high quality wines at affordable prices conveying the unique spirit of “Sud de France”. The estate has 23 hectares of vineyards with an emphasis on the traditional grape varieties Syrah, Grenache and Carignan, which cover 75% of their land. This assortment is completed by Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. In most of the vineyard the work is done by hand, especially the harvest, allowing grapes to be carefully selected during picking. Cellar technology has evolved while still doing as much as possible by hand, like punch downs. Work is done with the highest respect for the vines, grapes and nature.
Winemaking : Mechanical harvesting at optimum maturity. Traditional vinification at controlled temperature. Aged in vats. No added sulphites.
Description : The colour is purple red. With its fresh, fruity and slightly spicy nose, this merlot will evoke freshness of the garrigue. On the palate, it’s a juice of abundant fresh cherries, red fruit and fine tannins.