Maison Méo-Camuzet Frère et Soeurs
Villages Red barrel
Tasted: Jan 15, 2018
Note: from vines on the slope rather than the plain, which generally give substantially better fruit
Producer note: Jean-Nicolas Méo stresses that for his négoce wines he does everything as though these were domaine wines, which is to say all of the vineyard work and harvesting plus of course the vinification and élevage duties. See the Domaine comments above for more general information about the 2016 vintage and importer information. Compared to the excellent quality of the domaine’s 2016s, I found the négociant wines to match, but not exceed, the general quality of the vintage.
Tasting note: A cool and restrained nose is composed by notes of raspberry, cherry, earth and an appealing floral wisp. There nicely round, rich and delicious medium weight flavors are shaped by slightly firmer and riper tannins on the vibrant if slightly rustic finish. This better balanced effort should drink well after only a few years of bottle age.