Merlot is a red grape variety and is the second most planted grape in the world. It is the most planted variety in the whole of France. Merlot is the offspring of the varieties, Cabernet Franc and Magdeleine Noir des Charentes, making it a sibling of Cabernet Sauvignon. One of the worlds most expensive Merlots ever sold was a case of 1961 Petrus for $12,000 per bottle!
Merlot is a soft, fruity red wine, medium-bodied with plum and cherry flavours. Merlot pairs beautifully with a wide variety of foods especially pizza, creamy pasta dishes, roasted meats, mushrooms, root vegetables and tomato based dishes.
We have a great selection of Merlots from across the globe including France, Italy, Chile, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, so you will definitely find one to enjoy.