The supple, round-bodied Merlot is enjoying increased popularity as a pure varietal. Medium to dark red, it has a distinct nose of cherries, raspberries, blackcurrants and mint, also displays some herbs and spices. A smooth mellow wine balanced for easy drinking, while its lower tannins indicate a wine that should be enjoyed relatively young.
Suggested Pairings - lamb burgers, roasted chicken, veal chops and Portobello mushrooms.
Aging - 9 to 12 months.
Food Pairing: Chicken, White Meat, and Lamb
Compariable Wines: Red Bordoilles, Cabernet Merlot, and Malbec