Merlot

Softer with less austere tannins than Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot is the most important part of the mix on the right bank in Bordeaux, and the sole variety responsible for the success of some of the grandest names in Pomerol. Grown all over the world, it is highly successful in South and North America and has played a large part in creating the ‘Super Tuscans’ in northern Italy.