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Single Vineyard
2017 Merlot, Pays d’Oc IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10.99
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Single Vineyard
2017 Merlot, Pays d’Oc IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Aromas of plum tart with vanilla meringue, latte, menthol, and raspberry with a silky, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, breezy dark chocolate with almonds, black licorice, and black tea finish with medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A solid merlot that will round out a meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Old World
Aroma Aroma: plum tart with vanilla meringue, latte, menthol, and raspberry
Taste Flavor: dark chocolate with almonds, black licorice, and black tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Meat Loaf, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid merlot that will round out a meal.

The Producer or Importer

Mack & Schuhle Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
104 Crandon Blvd, Suite 402
Key Biscayne, FL 33419
USA
1 305-365-0101

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Merlot

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Merlot is a red variety that is loved by consumers, yet often shunned by certain wine gurus and critics, as they perceive these wines as “little sisters” to the more powerful Cabernet Sauvignon. Yet on its own, the best examples of Merlot are multi-layered, complex wines that are among the finest in the world.

Merlot has many similar flavors to Cabernet Sauvignon, especially with its cherry and plum fruit, but is has fewer, less sharp tannins than Cabernet Sauvignon. Many producers whether in Bordeaux, America, Chile or elsewhere, often blend small percentages of Merlot into Cabernet Sauvignon to lessen the tannic bitterness of the latter.

A few districts in France’s Bordeaux region, namely Pomerol, are home to the greatest examples of Merlot. Chateau Petrus is the world’s most famous example of Merlot, a powerful wine that ages beautifully for 30 or 40 years in the best vintages. There are also celebrated examples from American, especially in Washington’s Walla Walla valley as well as in Napa Valley in California. Merlot is also very successful in Chile, New Zealand and even in certain part of Italy.

Merlot pairs best with foods such as lamb or veal, but it also sought out by consumers to accompany steaks and roast when they want a rounder, more elegant red wine.