What is Merlot?
Major producers of Merlot by acres are France, Italy, USA, Australia, and Chile. Merlot taste is dependent on the climate is was produced in because cool climates vary in taste than that of a hot climate.
Merlot has flavours of black cherry, plum, and raspberry followed by a smooth finish. Medium tannins and acidity are present.
Cool Climate Merlot: More structured with higher tannins and earthy flavours such as tobacco are present.
Warm Climate Merlot: Wine is more fruit-forward and tannin is less prevalent.
**Does Not Pair Well With Fish or Leafy Green Vegetables**