This widely planted black grape is used to produce dry, medium to full
bodied reds with medium acidity and medium tannins and a wide range
of flavours from red fruits (strawberry and plum) to black fruits
(blackberry and black cherry). Wines made from Merlot are often
matured in oak giving aromas of vanilla. Merlot is commonly grown in
Chile and California to produce soft fruity wines and commonly blended
with Cabernet Sauvignon to add some extra tannin and acidity, most
famously in Bordeaux.
Bordeaux in France (Blended with Cabernet Sauvignon), Chile,
EXAMPLES OF WINES:
Bordeaux, France (Blended with Cabernet Sauvignon) - Dry,
medium to full-bodied reds, aged in oak with high acidity and tannins
and aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant, cedar and vanilla.
Dry, Medium- Full Body, Medium Acidity, Medium Tannin,
Blackberries and Plums
Fermentation or ageing in oak add aromas and flavours of vanilla.
HOW TO SERVE:
Room Temperature- 15-18°C