Popular Wines Made From Merlot Varietal Grapes:
- Red Bordeaux
These wines are often said to have a plummy taste and notes of chocolate. It’s also considered to be smooth and very easy to drink.
Merlot, which in French means The Little Blackbird, is the second most popular red grape in America.
Taste: A soft, silky texture with flavours of strawberry, raspberry and plum, accompanied by some vegetal notes in cooler climates, which change to blackberry and black cherry, with additional chocolate and fruitcake flavours in hotter climates.
Tannin: Low to medium
Acidity: Low to medium
Age: Most should be drunk young as only the finest wines need time to develop.
Potential Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%
Volume: 10 litres
Weeks to Make: 4 Weeks
Makes: 23 litres