Merlot

Seen the film ‘Sideways’? Well, given the ubiquitous nature of Merlot, it perhaps wasn’t a surprise one of the main characters had taken against it so. Watch the movie and you’ll see. Anyway, back to the grape. Merlot can produce gloriously plummy and fragrant wines and is found in the great wines of Bordeaux such as Pomerol. This is its most prestigious home, but you’ll find Merlot all over the world and it can vary enormously in quality … which brings us back to Sideways…

Provenquiere 2016 Merlot 750ml

$17.30

Fans of Merlot rejoice! Another French Marquis Exclusive from the Languedoc. The grapes for this wine were planted on a calcareous hillside facing south before undergoing a twenty day long maceration and malolactic fermentation.  This wine has...

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Domaine De l'Arjolle 2015 Merlot Cabernet 750ml

$27.74

Claret-like Languedoc red that is deliciously fruity and easy to drink. Louis-Marie Teisserenc took over the family estate in the late 1970s and very quickly decided to re-build, removing low quality, mass production varieties and replacing them. An...

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