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Clay & Velvety Merlot

Regional
40 min
Beginner
Red Grape Varieties
Taste with Friends

With the boom of bulk-produced Merlot and a hit job in the 2004 film Sideways, this once noble grape finds itself down and out in the world of wine. But in the birthplace of Merlot, the Libournais on Bordeaux's Right Bank, winemakers use the grape to create exceptional complex wines, ripe for aging. Meet the devotees of this underrated variety, from an organic trailblazer in Pomerol to a passionate seventh-generation winemaker in Saint-Émilion.

61

Tasting Points

14

Wine IQ Points

What you'll learn

  • Characteristics of Merlot in Saint-Emilion wines

  • Characteristics of Merlot in Pomerol wines

  • The role of Merlot in blending

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