Merlot –  is a dark blue-coloured wine grape variety, that is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. The name Merlot is thought to be a diminutive of merle, the French name for the blackbird, probably a reference to the color of the grape.
Merlot Characteristics
  • Sweetness: bone dry
  • Tannins: medium to high
  • Body: medium-full body
  • Acidity: medium acidity
Food Pairing:

Merlot perfect with grilled fish dishes, shellfish, salt cod.

Merlot flavours:

Cherry, plum, chocolate, bay leaf, vanilla

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