In very hot climates like Sicily , the current flavors can veer towards the over-ripe and “jammy” side. Merlot is a dark blue-colored wine grape variety, that is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. The name Merlot is thought to be a diminutive of merle, the French name for the blackbird, probably a reference to the color of the grape. Its softness and “fleshiness”, combined with its earlier ripening, makes Merlot a popular grape for blending with the sterner, later-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon, which tends to be higher in tannin. While Merlot is made across the globe, hot regions like Puglia creates physiological ripeness and produce inky, purple colored wines that are full in body with high alcohol and lush, velvety tannins with intense, plum and blackberry fruit.
rich tasty dishes, pork , game & roasted meat.
6 bottles ML750
dark red hue with violet highlights; rich and wide bouquet with spices and ripe fruits scents. Rounded warm body and complex taste. Gentle tannins and lasting persistence to the tongue.