Merlot is a grape variety native to the Bordeaux region and it is here that its particular qualities are brought out to the full: fruitiness, full body, harmony. Cultivated and vinified in large proportions on the northern banks of the Garonne river, it is the sum and substance of the classified growths of the area. This Merlot comes from the Entre-Deux-Mers region where the soil, climate and know-how of the winemakers combine to bring out all the flavors the grape variety has to offer. It is a wine which will please all palates, will accompany most dishes and according to winemakers lore, is a natural remedy for many ailments.
In 1982, Mr. Miodownick sent shockwaves throughout the French wine community when he produced the first kosher Château de Paraza, which was the first kosher wine to win a gold medal at the prestigious Foire de Macon French wine competition. From 1982 to 1986, Mr. Miodownick exclusively produced Vin de Pays from the Languedoc region.
In 1986 Mr. Miodownick began producing kosher productions of one of the most famous estate wines in France, Baron Edmund de Rothschild. After producing kosher Baron Edmund de Rothschild Haut Medoc, he began vinifying the great wines of France, such as St. Estephe, Margaux, Sancerre,Chablis, and many others. Recently, Mr. Miodownick ascended to the next level of winemaking as he produced some of the elite Classified Growths such as Chateau Leoville Poyferre, Chateau Giscours, and others. Mr.Miodownick also manages the production of Royal’s Spanish, as well as French, wines.