Reviews Best Merlot Wines and Bordeaux for Under 20
Best Merlot Wines and Bordeaux for Under 20 – Merlot Wines are world renowned for their great taste of flavors like black cherry, currant, green olive, and cedar with tones of tobacco, mint and tea leaf. The grapes are used as a varietal wine or blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and other noted grapes. One of the most notable regions producing the best Merlot is France’s Bordeaux region.
Merlot is a dark blue grape with a thinner skin and less tannin than a Cabernet Sauvignon grape, also bearing a higher sugar content and lower malic acid. The grapes grow best in cold soils but are more suspectible to cold frosts and disease due to their thinner skins.
The most noted area producing Merlot wine is France’s Bordeaux, Bergerac, and Cahors regions where it is primarily blended with Cabernet Sauvignon. Italy produces some great tasting Merlots or blended wines of Sangiovese produced in Tuscany, Italy. The western states of California, Washington, and Oregon in the United States of America produce many tasteful Merlots and Blends. Other notable countries producing credible Merlot are Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, and Chile.
Merlot like many red wines pair well with grilled and charred beefs. some lighter and fruitier Merlots pair well with fish like salmon, shellfish, or scallops. Avoid pairing with cheeses, spicy foods, or other strong tasting foods that would over whelm them.
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Best Merlot Wines and Bordeaux for Under $20
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