Ruby red colour. Its profile is similar to Cabernet Sauvignon’s, but a Merlot wine is less astringent, lighter and more velvety. Its nose and mouth tend to be more herbal, even if generously fruity.
Raspberry, blackberry, gooseberry, plum, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, sweet wood.
Pairing for this variety
It goes well with flavourful meats cooked in a simple way (grilled, for example). Pork, turkey, pheasant and chicken are its classic pairs. Other all-time favourites are pastas and pizzas with tomato sauce. This wine is also smooth enough to accompany a salad toppled with cheese or cold cuts.