Domaine François Merlin

The love and compliment Robert Parker gave to Rhône in the past decade had uplifted the fame of this region globally. Rhône wine region is situated in southern France and is named because of the Rhône River Valley. It has a long wine making history, the first cultivated vines were probably planted around 600 BC. And after Pape Clement V moved to Avignon, with the wealth and passion of the church, Rhône's wine production expanded greatly, so as its importance in French wine. Due to the fame and history, Châteauneuf-du-Pape therefore became the first AOC region in 1936. 

Rhône is divided into two sub-regions with distinct vinicultural traditions. The northern sub-region produces red wines from the dominant Syrah grape, sometimes blended with Viognier for co-fermentation, and white wines from Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier grapes; whereas to the south it frequently plays second fiddle to other varieties, such as Grenache or Mourvèdre, which synergize as the iconic Grenache - Syrah - Mourvèdre blend.
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About Domaine François Merlin


François Merlin is a self-taught winegrower who studied agriculture and has no family background in wine. He planted his first vineyard in Condrieu in 1987 and started to make his own wines after 12 years, 1999. Soon he become one of the "top names" in Condrieu. His son Laruent joined him in 2013.

François Merlin lavishes relentless attention to the work of the vine and for this reason prefers to keep his domaine small - less than 19-acre at present.


Wine Selection

- Red -
Domaine François Merlin Côte-Rôtie

- White -
Domaine François Merlin Condrieu Terroirs

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