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Merlot, which in French means The Little Blackbird, has medium tannins and a smooth, silky taste. Merlot types from regions with warm climates have a tendency to have a purple hue and blackberry notes, while the ones from regions with chilly climates are generally more acidic with strawberry notes. It is believed that the first time the grape was used in producing wine was in the late 1600s when a French vintner in the Bordeaux territory officially labeled the grape as an ingredient in his Bordeaux wine fusion. The grape then became popular across Bordeaux became known for its distinctive ability to add smoothness and juicy fruit to a wine when it was combined with the region’s best-loved grape, Cabernet Sauvignon. The combination of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot harmonized each other that they became the main components for the distinguished Bordeaux blend, now desired by the majority of the globe's wine drinkers.
Merlot is a varietal wine that contains 13.5% alcohol, but can be higher particularly when it is cultivated in a warmer climate such as Chile or Australia. Merlot does have a plummy taste with notes of chocolate which makes it smooth and very easy to sip.
Types of Merlot
White Merlot is a raspberry-fragranced wine created from red grapes in a parallel way to White Zinfandel. Pink juice from the skins is fermented and they are considered as rosé wines. Merlot Blanc, in the meantime, is a grape selection that is a cross in the middle of Merlot and Folle Blanche but must not be mistaken with Merlot Gris, a light-skinned alteration of Merlot.