Le Merle is our core red for January 2021. This blend is made up of 80% Syrah, as well as Carignan and Grenache. The addition of Grenache lightens the wine a little, giving juicy fruits. Carignan is a grape that is having something of a renaissance at the minute after years of rubbish Carignan wines. The vineyards at Château Pas du Cerf have been passed down eight generations of winegrowers, most of these being female winemakers.