velvety red wine. toasty aromas and flavours of ripe berries and cherries. pairs with prime rib, bison, spicy poultry, rich tomato sauces or strong blue cheese
Merlot 2013 Sweetness: 0
Smooth, velvety red wine with satisfying toasty aromas and flavours of ripe raspberries and cherries. This wine pairs well with prime rib, bison, spicy poultry, rich tomato sauces or strong blue cheese.
MAJOR REGIONS: ~600,000 acres worldwide.
FRUIT: Black Cherry, Raspberry, Plum
OTHER: Graphite, Cedar, Tobacco, Vanilla, Clove, Mocha
OAK: Yes. Usually medium oak aging (8-12 months)
St. Emilion, Pomerol, Fronsac, Côtes de Bourg, Blaye
Red fruits, easy tannins and a soft finish are the characteristics of this wine. But there’s more to it than being smooth. It’s actually a bit of a chameleon, partly because of how it is vinified and mostly because of where it’s grown. Take a look at the range of the wine taste based on region (cool climate vs. warm climate).
Cool climate Merlot is more structured with a higher presence of tannins and earthy flavors like tobacco and tar. Some of it is mistaken as Cabernet Sauvignon.
A classic example of this cool climate wine is Right Bank Bordeaux, such as St. Emilion, Pomerol and the earthy Fronsac.
It matches with a wide variety of foods because of its position in the middle of the red wine spectrum. In general it pairs well with chicken and other light meats as well as lightly-spiced dark meats. With medium tannin and not too much acidity you’ll find pairs well with many foods.
|Dimensions||33.02 x 8.89 x 8.89 cm|