IGP Collines Rhodaniennes Brocéliande Syrah 2019
Domaine Francois Merlin

IGP Collines Rhodaniennes Brocéliande Syrah 2019
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François Merlin captures the essence of the Northern Rhône, reminiscent of a high-quality Crozes-Hermitage but without the price tag. Bursting with earthy blue fruits, smokey undertones, and a medley of herbs and florals, this Syrah thrives in a landscape defined by granite, schist, and decomposed gneiss soils. As an IGP Collines Rhodaniennes wine, it's sourced from the left bank of the Rhône, facing renowned AOCs like Condrieu and Côte Rôtie.

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IGP Collines Rhodaniennes Brocéliande Syrah 2019



  • François Merlin is a self-taught, first-generation Northern Rhône winemaker, mentored by esteemed names in the industry such as René Rostaing and Georges Vernay
  • The Brocéliande Syrah is a treasure for its price, showcasing characteristics in line with more expensive wines like Crozes-Hermitage


  • Earthy blue fruits like boysenberry, damson plum, and black cherry, with traces of smoky meat drippings and pepper
  • Flavours of red fruits with hints of snappy herbs, crushed violets, and undertones of crème de cassis and liquorice


  • Located in the IGP Collines Rhodaniennes region, the vineyards lie opposite to renowned AOCs of Condrieu and Côte Rôtie on the Rhône's left bank
  • The landscape is defined by steep slopes (30-40%), with granite, schist, red clay, and decomposed gneiss soils
  • The vineyard is moving towards organic farming, with sustainable practices in place and grapes handpicked


  • Sourced from 20 to 60-year-old vines and aged in used French oak barriques
  • François has been refining his winemaking style, opting for riper de-stemmed fruit and an opulent elegance 
  • New oak usage has been gradually reduced, with a mix of Stockinger demi-muids and French barriques


  • Ideal with hearty dishes like roasted leg of lamb, braised duck, or even soft cheeses
  • While it can be enjoyed now, given its robust structure, it will evolve and improve over the next few years