Merlot originates from the Bordeaux region of southwestern France. After Cabernet, it is the most grown black grape variety. Its name is derived from the word merle meaning small hair. It is most widely accepted in the excellent burgundy blend with Cabernet. In recent years, winegrowers have loved him as the main star of the barrels. Merlot wines aged in American oak barrels are especially famous. These wines have a fuller body and more intense aromas and are very similar to Cabernet Sauvignon.

Through history

It gained its popularity in France only in the eighteenth century. More recent research shows that it is a direct descendant of the cabernet franc and carmener.
Bordeaux certainly applies to the central region of this variety. Better specimens come from the north side of the River Seine, with estates in the appeals of Saint-Emilion, Pomerol, and Fronsac. It is in these appeals that he is considered to be the dominant variety. It is prevalent and represented in California vineyards, primarily in Napa and Sonoma. There, he gained his popularity in the late 1980s and 1990s, where they grew to plant lighter wines for everyday enjoyment. With us, there are varietal wines from Merlot in a couple of wineries that certainly satisfy Merlot lovers.

Merlot trivia

Origin: Bordeaux, France
Other countries: Central and Eastern Europe, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Characteristics: Depending on the ponderable, where different wine styles are made. It is used primarily for the production of still red wines. There are three styles: light, fruity, and wines with very little tannin. They are mostly fruit wines with a more tannin structure, extractive, full and demanding.
Color: Dark red almost black
Alcohol: about 13% vol
Flavorings: Fruits like plums, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, then while maturing tobacco, ratluk, coffee, caramel, and chocolate.
Food Ingredients: Grilled red meats, venison and mushroom dishes, lamb ribs, steak, hard cheeses, poppy strudel, chocolate desserts.

Aguara chocolate dedicated to Merlot wine

From tannins to the aromatic complex, dark chocolate and Merlot are the ideal pair. We chose dark chocolate with 70% of the cocoa parts and complemented it with raspberries, cherries, and plums. Fruity and powerful, just like this, is this combination.