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About The Winery
Méry Melrose is a boutique winery producing artisan wines of terroir, from grapes we grow organically at our family-owned vineyards in the Cognac Region of France.
We took the first steps towards organic certification in our vineyard in 2005. We use biodegradable inputs which improve the soil’s organic matter which stimulate the vines’ natural defences.
We grow grape varietals ; Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
In our winery, we handcraft our wines in small lots with minimal intervention, the fermentation is made with organic yeasts, and we keep sulphur additions to a minimum. We believe that these methods, combined with the distinctive nature of our vineyards, lead to expressive wines of the absolute highest quality.
The Freedom To Make Organic Wine – Vin de France
We seek the most natural expression when vinifying our wine, and we are moving towards making natural wine with delicate flavours and aromas. As well as being certified organic we label our wines with the Vin de France designation, which allows us freedom to be as creative and true to our own heart’s delight in both the vineyard and cellar.
We are fiercely individual, with limited production and unique style. Our wines are distributed locally, however we do release wine for export with partners who are passionate about working with small sized organic wineries. For details of retailers currently stocking our wines please contact us !
At this time, we are unable to sell wine at our cellar doors!
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“The jewel of the air is the sun; the jewel of the house is the child”.
~ Chinese Proverb
Our wines have been labelled with designs created by our children.
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Organic Wine Certification
Méry Melrose wines are certified organic by Ecocert, France. We grow grapes in accordance with the principles of organic farming, for us that means naturally and in harmony with the environment. We vinify and bottle wine to meet the specific rules for organic wine-making: we use organic grapes, organic yeast and low levels of sulphites to preserve the delicate flavours. The Agriculture Biologique logo, which we use on our wine labels, identifies organic certified products from Europe. The logo depicts stars, placed in the shape of a leaf which represent the States of the European Union.