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Merlot wine

Made with the Merlot grape variety

Merlot, the name comes from the French diminutive robin probably because of its similarity to black plumage. The Merlot varietal is known for its fineness and softness, while being aromatic and meaty. It is intense ruby color, medium, and aging graduation quickly without losing quality. The merlot is from the Bordeaux region, where it is the most cultivated variety. It has become an international variety, the second most popular red variety after Cabernet Sauvignon, used mostly as a variety of improvement in racking to provide softness and balance. It is present in the vast majority of D.O. Peninsula.

Characteristics of Merlot wine

Although it is often thought of as a grape used to make young wines, this variety is also capable of excellent aging in the bottle over time. Merlot wines are mainly characterised by a soft and sweet flavour.

Merlot wine tasting

Pure fruity elegance and a velvety touch.

Merlot wine pairings

Merlot wines are the perfect partner for poultry, beef and even casseroles. They are also great for pairing with creamy French cheeses like camembert and stronger flavoured cheeses like Parmesan and even blue cheeses.

Growing areas

Originally from one of the first wine regions in France, Bordeaux, it is the most common grape in Pomerol and Saint-Émilion.

Varieties similar to Merlot

Being the offspring of Cabernet Franc and Magdeleine Noire des Charentes, Merlot wines can be very similar to these in their flavours and aromas. This variety is also very similar to Cabernet Sauvignon. It is so similar, in fact, that even top wine experts have mistaken one for the other.

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Gran Caus Rosado 2022

Spain D.O. Penedès (Catalonia)

A great rosé with structure and concentration
Gran Caus Rosado 2022
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16.85
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Château Bel-Air Pomerol 2016

France AOC Pomerol (Bordeaux)

Merlot’s aristocratic splendour
Château Bel-Air Pomerol 2016
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93

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27.40
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Otazu Rosado Merlot 2022

Spain D.O. Navarra (Navarra)

A silky and caramel single-variety Merlot
Otazu Rosado Merlot 2022
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10.70
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Enate Merlot Merlot 2019

Spain D.O. Somontano (Aragón)

A single-variety collector’s wine
Enate Merlot Merlot 2019
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24.00
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Château Grand Corbin-Despagne 2021

France AOC Saint-Émilion (Bordeaux)

An A.O.C. Grand Cru Classé. Saint-Émilion
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93

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39.00
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Batič Merlot 2020

Slovenia Vipava Valley (Vipava Valley)

Pure symbiosis between human beings and nature
Batič Merlot 2020
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29.55
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26.55
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Cantine Fina Merlot 2021

Italy IGT Terre Siciliane (Sicily)

A new side to southern Merlot
Cantine Fina Merlot 2021
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13.65
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Ornellaia Masseto 2020

Italy DOC Bolgheri Superiore (Tuscany)

One of the most exclusive Italian classics in the world
Ornellaia Masseto 2020
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96+

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100

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97

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99

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830.00
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Ronco Severo Merlot 2022

Italy DOP Colli Orientali del Friuli (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)

A pure Merlot that is faithful to its Friuli origins
Ronco Severo Merlot 2022
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22.00
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Feudi di San Gregorio Patrimo 2017

Italy IGT Campania Rosso (Campania)

An elegant and very tasty Merlot
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96

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94

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92

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86.60
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Abadal 5 Merlot 2019

Spain D.O. Pla del Bages (Catalonia)

An adventurous commitment to produce of five wines
Abadal 5 Merlot 2019
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18.50
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Binifadet Merlot Jove Rosat 2022

Spain VT Illa de Menorca (Balearic Islands)

A fresh rosé with a marked Mediterranean character
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13.65
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