Sommelier Notes: Malepere is one of the coolest winegrowing areas in the Languedoc-Roussillon because it is in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. Therefore, the wines have great freshness and acidity but are kissed by the generous South of France sun. Domaine La Louvière sits atop a high hill which was an old wolf gathering site. The views from there are stunning. This location gets both warm Mediterranean breezes and the cooling influences of the Atlantic across the Pyrenees. The winemaker is the handsome and super friendly Jem Harris from Australia, part of the wonderful Renaissance of winemaking in the Languedoc-Roussillon. He brings New World sensibilities but with respect for the best of the Old-World traditions. The results in his top-quality wines will...well…make you howl. Merlot Makes Friends! With its soft and jammy flavors, low tannin and easy drinking character this is a wine which will never bore. Vive Le Coquin! The name translates as "the naughty one". With its fruitiness, hints of strawberries, plums and spicy anecdotes, this wine offers itself for a light and easy affair. But beware, appearances can be deceptive, his full-bodied rounded flavor promises a lot more than just a fling. Matured in stainless steel This organic Merlot is a great everyday wine in with a lighter style.