Learn About Merlot

A major red grape from the south west of France. The principal variety of the Bordeaux area, it is an essential part of the blend that is used to make all the Cru Classé wines in the Medoc. View our range.

It is the most important part of the mix on the right bank, and is the sole variety responsible for the success of some of the grandest names in Pomerol. Cultivated increasingly in the Languedoc-Rouissillon department of France. Grown all over the world, it is highly successful in South and North America, especially in Chile. Has played a large part in creating the ‘Super Tuscans’ in northern Italy. Has a strong varietal character not dissimilar from Cabernet, although it is softer with less austere tannins.

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