Red wine is always a firm favourite at meals for party guests. You can't go far wrong by offering your guests a cheeky Chilean Merlot. Our premier estates jewel in Chile's crown provides an intense violet colour with black peppery spicy aromas. The rich and well balanced tannins softly provide a superb long finish.
What kind of grapes are used in the production?
Merlot is produced from grapes of a dark blue variety and is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. Merlot is extremely popular with wine aficionados and currently ranks as one of the world's most planted grape varieties. All around the world you can hear the clinking of Merlot filled glasses.
Any mystery about Merlot history?
Historically speaking, earliest mentions of Merlot date back to 1794 from the notes of a local Bordeaux official who labeled a bottled wine from the Libournais region of France to be one of the best.
Where in the world do we source our fine wines?
Our South American Merlot hails from the extremely productive Chilean Central Valley region. This beautiful part of the world is squeezed tightly between the South Pacific Ocean and the dramatic snowcapped mountain range of the Andes. Chile has enjoyed a long viticultural history spurred on by the large 20th century influx of French families immigrating to this unspoilt part of the globe. The French and Chileans naturally began sharing their knowledge with fantastic results.
Eat, drink and be merry!
Food experts love to partner Merlot alongside a tasty range of foods. Why not serve it with a delicious steaming stew or a luscious lasagne. The dark wines sweetness also works well with most global cuisines whether it be Asian or Indian. The flavours of ripe blackberries will truly add the finishing touch to your culinary delights.
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