Merlot red wine - the perfect partner
No matter where you look in the world, Merlot is already there. The grape variety is quite frugal, grows and thrives extensively and feels at home almost everywhere. Argentina, Australia, Italy, Chile, USA, South Africa and even Germany produce excellent examples of this red wine. Mostly Merlot is intended for cuvées to make the wine composition accessible. When the wineries present the world with pure Merlot red wine, it becomes really opulent - and sometimes expensive. Because pure Merlot wines are among the best the wine world has to offer. The winegrowers know that, we know that. That's why you will find a select assortment of pure Merlot red wines at Vinello.de, which will not only satisfy your palate, but also your wallet.
Taste, character, Merlot
The taste of a Merlot combines fine berry aromas of redcurrant, raspberry, cherry and plum and enchants the nose with nuances of spices and herbs. Primarily, the full-bodied Merlot expresses itself in a fruity and round character, which combines soft tannins and low acidity with a high alcohol content. The red wine is early mature and can therefore be drunk early. However, the Merlot also has storage potential, under which the wine loses some of its fruit, but gains in spiciness and traces of tobacco, wood and vanilla. These characteristics make the Merlot red wine very much in demand, especially in warm areas where the grape feels comfortable and can develop individually. This is because Bordeaux wine, for which Merlot is one of the few approved grape varieties, differs, for example, from the innovative Supertuscans or the pure varietal creations from overseas and Switzerland.
From ornithology and ampelography - Merlot origin and ornithology
Merlot is an autochthonous grape variety from the Bordelais, just like its parents Magdeleine Noire des Charentes and Cabernet Franc. Formerly also known as Crabatut Noir or Carméneres, the name Merlot stuck. Perhaps because of the blackbird (French merle), which was only too happy to sit down on the Merlot vines to steal the black and blue berries. Apart from birds as a natural enemy, the Merlot grape is persistent and only vulnerable to frost. It is ideal for a wide range of wine-growing nations that have sought to capture the harmony of Merlot. With success.
Our Merlot wine recommendation
Les Cépages Merlot IGP Pays d'Oc 2015 - Baron Philippe de Rothschild
Great name - accessible wine. From the best sites of Languedoc-Roussillon, Les Cépages reveals a rich bouquet of cherries, blueberries and blackberries with a touch of spice. The grapes of Les Cépages are vinified separately and only later gently and harmoniously blended. A further 15 days of maceration is required to transfer the flavours, colourings and tannins to the mash, so that the aroma can develop in its entirety. A very special procedure, for a very special French red wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot Somontano DO 2016 - Viñas del Vero
From Aragon in sunny Spain, comes this sun-kissed dry Merlot wine. Garnet red and with violet reflections, this dry red wine shines in glass and promises a complex aroma of black berry fruits and plums. The powerful Merlot is completed with floral aromas and an elegant structure. Fruity solo entertainer for unique moments and ideal with strong roasted meat - typical Spanish red wine.
Grand Estates Merlot 2014 - Columbia Crest
From overseas, from the United States, from Merlot. This pure and dark wine from the USA exhilarates the senses with powerful aromas of dark cherries, blueberries, raspberries and sweet chocolate with rustic cedar wood. Soft drinking pleasure is complemented by a velvety finale that simply encourages drinking. A worthy representative from the other side of the big pond - just as noble, just as Merlot.
Interesting facts about Merlot red wine
Merlot, also called Crabatut Noir, Bordò, Bidal, Medoc Noir or Carméneres, is a grape variety from which red wine is made. The grape is native to Bordelais, France, but today it can be found all over the world. The name comes from the French and means blackbird. Merlot is often used as a blend wine to take on the dark colour and soft character. The famous Bordeaux wines for example often contain Merlot.
What goes well with a Merlot red wine?
Merlot wine harmonises with powerful meat dishes. Dishes with lamb, beef, duck and goose are particularly noteworthy. Combined with red cabbage, Merlot creates a round eating experience.
How do you drink Merlot wine?
Merlot red wine is served at a drinking temperature of 16-18° Celsius.
How long does an opened bottle of Merlot last?
When closed again, a Merlot bottle can last up to 7 days, depending on the contents. If the bottle is half empty, the duration is reduced to about 4 days.
How do you store a bottle of Merlot?
Dark, cool, lying down. Merlot wines do not require storage and are ready to drink immediately after purchase. With longer storage the fruit aromas disappear from the wine, but spice and herbal nuances increase.
Buy Merlot wine online at Vinello.com
Bring the worldwide celebrated Merlot red wine to your home. At Vinello you are guaranteed to find a delicious Merlot to drink, enjoy and share. Carefree online ordering and benefit from the Vinello guarantee. Simply buy the best Merlot wines online at a reasonable price and your wine is insured and quickly on its way to you. Carefully packaged and shipped climate-neutrally, your Merlot is on its way. And once it has arrived, the real journey begins. With a Merlot in your hand, music in your ears and company in your life. This is wine - this is Vinello - the wine trade for liquid pleasure.