At The Merchant Hotel we strive for excellence in every area of service and there is a thought process behind all that we offer to our valued customers. Needless to say our food and beverage choices are always carefully considered and we take delight in introducing our wines of the season; The Domaine Gayda, Viognier and Domaine Sainte Rose, La Garrigue. Both wines enhance the delectable dishes served in The Great Room this Autumn.
Domaine Gayda, Viognier
A wine made from the heart with creativity and respect of the natural environment, bringing together tradition and innovation, a characteristic represented strongly by The Merchant Hotel itself. This wine represents the diversity of this magnificent region blessed with an incredible variety of soils and climates that gives some of the most exciting wines in the world. Pale, lemon, gold with an explosive nose; the elegant flavours of apricot, peach and acacia blossom give way to a freshness, balancing perfectly the richness of the grape. We recommend pairing this wine with any of our seasonal fish dishes this Autumn.
Domaine Sainte Rose, La Garrigue
A wine that is deep, dark and ruby red in colour, it’s fragrance surprises you with a delicate mix of Mediterranean flora. The flavours and aromas of this wine are reminiscent of the Garrigue in the South of France. It boasts a special blend of Syrah and Grenache, which are the local indigenous grape varieties grown on the Domaine and where the vines are up to 50 years old. We believe this wine is enjoyed to it’s full value at this time of year offering warm, generous aromatic tones through the red fruits and spicy, black pepper. We recommend pairing this wine with any of our red meat dishes this Autumn.