I cannot tell you just how tempting it is to describe François Merlin as a magician in the cellar. This would be lazy. It’s also inaccurate. There’s no trickery here – just decades of determination, raw talent and hard graft.
Merlin’s domain is now considered one of the best in northern Europe as he approaches retirement. Rhône producers. It is a remarkable achievement as he had nothing to begin with. In Côte-Rôtie You can also find out more about the following: CondrieuHis might be the final generation of winemakers who achieves this feat.