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Merlot is one of the most widespread red grape varieties in the world and is mainly used to make red wine. The berries are large and dark blue, the grapes are dense and the vines are high-yielding. The best-known representatives are found in Bordeaux.

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Vino Rosso Leggero 2019

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Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Quaffable
183 kr
244 kr/L

L'Amourouse Rosé 2022

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Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Smooth
159 kr
212 kr/L

Where does Merlot come from?

Merlot originates from Bordeaux, France. It was first mentioned in the 18th century and has since become one of the most popular grape varieties in the region. Nowadays, Merlot is grown all over the world, especially in Europe, North and South America, Australia and South Africa.

Where is Merlot grown?

In Europe, France is the largest producer of Merlot. In Bordeaux, where the grape variety originated, it is mainly grown in the Médoc, Pomerol and Saint-Émilion regions. In Italy, Merlot is cultivated in the Veneto and Toscana regions, and in Spain in the Navarra and Rioja regions.

In North and South America, Merlot is cultivated in the USA, Canada and Chile, while in Australia and South Africa it is mainly grown in the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Paarl regions.

Merlot wines often have aromas of black fruits such as blackberries, blueberries and plums, sometimes also notes of chocolate and tobacco. They are usually soft and round in taste, less tannic and less full-bodied than other red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon.

On which soils and in which climate does Merlot grow particularly well?

Merlot is an undemanding grape variety that grows on a variety of soils, but thrives best on well-drained soils rich in limestone and clay. It prefers warm and sunny climates, but is also successful in cooler regions as long as it receives enough warmth and sunlight during ripening.

What does Merlot taste like?

Merlot wines often have aromas of black fruits such as blackberries, blueberries and plums, sometimes also notes of chocolate and tobacco. They are usually soft and round in taste, less tannic and less full-bodied than other red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon. They also often have a certain sweetness and moderate acidity.

What dishes does Merlot go well with?

Merlot wines are particularly well suited to roasted or grilled meat, especially beef, chicken and pork. They also go well with mild cheeses such as Camembert and Boursault. Their softness and roundness of flavor make them an ideal companion for many dishes, especially light and spicy dishes.

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