Arrogant Frog – Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

  • Appellation : IGP Pays d’Oc
  • Grape Variety : 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot

 

Tasting Notes

 

  • Colour: Intense ruby.
  • Nose: Elegant and complex with aromas of ripe black fruits, blackcurrant leaf combined with spicy notes such as liquorice and vanilla.
  • Palate: A well-balanced wine with smooth tannins and a long finish.
  • Cellaring: Keep up to 5 years.
  • Food pairing: Best served at 17°C with red meat, cheeses and barbecues.
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Description

The Vineyard

  • Soil type: Clay, limestone and gravels for the Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep clay, limestone for the Merlot
  • Age of the vineyard: 15 to 25 year-old Cabernet and 16 to 25 year-old Merlot. The vines are managed with total respect to the ecological environment: Integrated Agriculture
  • Pruning: Guyot Simple
  • Harvest: Mechanical at night to protect from oxidation
  • Average yield: 55 hl/ha
  • Density of planting: 4400 vine plant/ha
  • Elevation: 150-200m
  • Climate: Mediterranean with oceanic influence

Vinification

Destemming. Each grape variety is vinified separately. Skin contact at 10°C for 3 days. 6 day-fermentation at 24/26°C with daily pumping-over followed by a 15 day-maceration for the Cabernet and 12 days for the Merlot in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats (24°C maximum). Blending takes place in November prior to putting the wine in barrels. 25% of the blend is aged in new American oak barrel for 4 months. The other 75% are matured in stainless-steel vats. After taking the wine off the barrels we have aged it for a further 2 months in vats prior to bottling.

3 reviews for Arrogant Frog – Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

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  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Robin

    A bit spicy with hints of vanilla, black currant and ripe berries. On day 2, some big cherry comes out and it’s just as drinkable as day 1. This is an easy drinking wine, with light tannins. The first words out of my mouth when I opened it were “this is really enjoyable.” Pairing recommendations from the winery: red meat, barbecue, hard cheese. Received as media sample but review is my own.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Dave Nershi – Vino-Sphere.com

    I consider this to be a great value for a quality French red. The Cab-Merlot blend gets a light oak treatment and the result is smooth with rich blackberry flavor and spicy notes.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Barbara Schaufele

    Nice and smooth.

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