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Merlot

 
MERLOT
 
A classic variety, it partners Cabernet as the top variety and is also responsible for some of the most profound and priciest wines.
 
Next in importance to the Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, where it is useful in bringing lusciousness of fruit and a velvet like quality to the finish of wines which could otherwise be hard and austere. Blended with Cabernet Sauvignon it reduces the aging requirement of the former. While it is blended in the New world countries it is more commonly produced as a single variety.
 
Synonyms: Merleau, Bigney, Crabutet noir, Medoc noir, Petit merle, Vitraille, Semillion Rouge (Medoc ), Vitraille (Blanquefort), Bigney (Graves and Cadillac)
 


Characteristics

 
It has loose to compact cylindrical bunches which are small and sometimes winged. The berries are round, medium size and bluish-black and are larger and thinner skinned than the Cabernet Sauvignon berries. It is a high yielding variety, and ripens early. In the Bordeaux and other cool areas it is prone to coulure (failure of flowers to set) and rot.
 
As a variety it is capable of producing wines which are less tannic than Cabernet Sauvignon and hence faster aging. But at the same time with a deep color, and capable of great richness, though lacking a certain complexity of taste and backbone.
 
The wines are often identified with as having a Cabernet Sauvignon like aroma with perhaps more specific aromas such as green olive, mint, honeyed blackcurrant or plum.
 


Food Recommendations

 
As a result of the rich round fruit character of the variety it can compete with spicier game or pair with birds such as pheasant or strongly herbed terrines. The sweet-fruit edge characteristic of the variety would also allow it to go with dishes with slightly sweet sauce like wine with dried fruits sauce or oyster sauce.
 
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Country: France

Area: Languedoc-Roussillon / Languedoc

Varietal: Syrah, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

Style: Dry

Alc(%): 14.5

Grade: A.O.C.- Limoux

Producer: Domaine de Baronarques

Serving Temperature(℃): 17

Size: 375ml

Deep color with aromas of black fruit (blackberry & bilberry), spice, liquorice & garrigue notes. Concentrated well-integrated with silky tannins underscored by balsamic, chocolate and liquorice notes on a long harmonious finish
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¥3,630
(¥3,993 Including tax)

Country: France

Area: Bordeaux

Varietal: Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Style: Dry

Alc(%): 13.5

Grade: A.O.C.- Bordeaux

Producer: Dourthe

Serving Temperature(℃): 16-18

Size: 750ml

Great, deep garnet color. Combined with a rich scent of red and black berries, faint oak and spicy hints. At first, the soft flavor increases in volume rapidly and is supported by beautiful mellow tannins, delicious and fresh with fruitiness. Overall balance is a long lingering fragrance, beautifully integrated and with moderate aftertaste.
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Country: Italy

Area: Toscana

Varietal: Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Style: Dry

Grade: I.G.T.- Toscana

Producer: Tenuta di Trinoro

Size: 750ml

Le Cupole is velvety and approachable. This wine hits the palate with exuberance, full of fleshy, bright fruit, extracted tannins, and rich color.
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¥4,140
(¥4,554 Including tax)

Country: France

Area: Bordeaux / Medoc

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot

Style: Dry

Alc(%): 14.5

Grade: A.O.C.- Bordeaux Superieur

Producer: Chateau Pey La Tour

Size: 750ml

Very dark and concentrated and tinged with crimson. The intense bouquet offers notes of black berry fruits, underscored by an elegant underlayer of oak. Fleshy on the palate, the wine is generous and concentrated, underscored by prominent, silky tannins. Enormous potential for this Pey La Tour Réserve, which culminates in a lengthy, very full-flavoured finish.
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¥2,320
(¥2,552 Including tax)

Country: Chile

Area: Curico

Varietal: Merlot

Style: Dry

Producer: Millaman(Hacienda El Condor Sa)

Serving Temperature(℃): 16-18

Size: 750ml

A seductive wine, of rich intensity that reminds us of ripe red fruits like plum and cherry which then open to floral notes and small notes of spices. On the palate it is juicy with a balanced acidity and fine and sweet tannins.
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Country: Italy

Area: Puglia

Alc(%): -なし-

Grade: I.G.T.

Producer: CASA VINICOLA BOTTER CARLO & C.SPA

Serving Temperature(℃): -なし-

Size: 750ml

Full body and well balanced on the palate, this wine has a perfect balance between soft tannins and acidity. The palate also shows pronounced aromas of blackberry, vanilla and sweet spices. 
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Country: Slovenia

Area: Vipavska dolina

Varietal: Malvasia, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot

Style: Dry

Producer: Vipava 1894 d.o.o.

Size: 750ml

Shipping charge included. Vipava Lanthieri Chardonnay (2018) x 2 bottle Tasting Note: The wine is a golden yellow color. On the nose it...
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Country: Italy

Area: Emilia Romagna

Varietal: Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon

Style: Dry

Alc(%): 13

Grade: I.G.T. - Rubicone

Producer: Umberto Cesari

Serving Temperature(℃): Room Temperature

Size: 750ml

Intense ruby red color. On the nose, intense bouquet of berry fruits, especially raspberries.
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Style: Dry

Size: 750ml

Shipping charge included. 1. Artiga Garnacha (2018) Food Recommendations: The perfect match for richly-flavoured meats, roast veg and mature...
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Country: France

Area: Bordeaux / Margaux

Varietal: Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Style: Dry

Grade: A.O.C.- Margaux

Producer: Chateau Rauzan Segla

Size: 750ml

Shipping charge included. 1. Ségla (2013) Robert Parker 87-89pts! The well-made second wine, the 2013 Segla, includes 61% of the...
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Country: France

Area: Bordeaux

Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

Style: Dry

Grade: A.O.C.- Pessac-Leognan

Producer: Chateau de Rochemorin

Size: 750ml

Shipping charge included.   1. Chateau de Rochemorin Blanc (2014) Tasting Note Appareance : 2014 white Château Rochemorin has an...
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Country: France

Area: Bordeaux

Style: Dry

Grade: A.O.C.- Bordeaux

Producer: Pieroth & Sichel

Size: 750ml

Shipping charge included.   1. PS Bordeaux Blanc (2018) Tasting Note The freshness of the Sauvignon mingles harmoniously with the generosity...
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