First mentioned in France in the 18th century, the full name of Merlot is Merlot noir.
Merlot is a darkly blue-coloured wine grape, which is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. It ripens relatively early and its cultivation is profitable. The alcohol content of Merlot can reach up to 14%. The Merlot grape requires a Mediterranean climate and a loamy and/or chalky sand soil.
Merlot wines are very intensive garnet or ruby red in colour, have a very strong and enjoyable flavour of red wild berries, liquorize and mint. They are famous for their aromas of grass and Virginia creeper. Merlot goes particularly well with meat, game, roast and spicy cheeses.
Serving temperature: 18 - 20°C