This tiny production Merlot is like a bowl full of fresh, perfectly ripe Montmorency cherries - it’s everything you want a wine to be, let alone a Merlot. Aromas of rose-petals, vibrant stone fruit and dusty herb are carried through to the palate with the addition of chocolatey blackberry. It is deep and complex with an earthy undercurrent that bodes well for a rest in the cellar.

These rich, deeply satisfying crepes, bubbling and golden hot from the oven, make a great dish for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. They are a great make ahead dish for a crowd. The earthy, herbed mushrooms, swiss chard and silky cheesy béchamel are a hit with the bright zing of RSV Merlot.

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