Merlot: A Popular Red Wine Grape Variety
Merlot grape comes from Bordeaux, usually blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc. In the wines of Pomerol and St-Émilion on Bordeaux’s Right Bank, Merlot achieves its greatest triumph. It is one of the most desired red wine grape varieties.
Here, as the dominant variety in the mix, it produces silky-smooth, plummy reds that last for decades. Merlot is famous as a varietal wine in other parts of the world. Soft tannins and juicy are characteristic of Californian Merlot, although some of the better examples are also capable of aging. Chile has adopted this grape variety as its own, producing wines in a light, easy-drinking style.
Merlot grape is soft & juicy, and it produces medium-bodied, soft-tasting wine with flavors of plum, blackberries, and in Bordeaux, an earthy character. If oaked, it may have creamy, vanilla notes.