This Merlot boasts a deep, ruby-red color that immediately catches the eye. The wine offers a complex blend of aromas, including cedarwood, ripe fruit, plums, black cherries, a hint of cloves, figs, raisins, and subtle oak notes. The rich flavor is characterized by beautiful dark fruit, spices, and soft tannins.
ABOUT THE GRAPE
"I am not drinking any f****** Merlot!" A famous quote from the snobbish protagonist in the wine movie Sideways. Ironically, one of the world's most iconic wines is made from Merlot: Château Petrus in Pomerol. And not only in Pomerol but also in the nearby Bordeaux wine region of Saint-Emilion, great wines with a Grand Cru Classé status feature Merlot as the leading grape. Merlot also holds significant importance in the rest of Bordeaux, where it is often blended with grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon. This grape imparts richness and a soft texture to wines with lovely dark fruit flavors. Merlot is so popular that it can be found all over the world, from China to Switzerland and from New Zealand to Chile. As classic as we (also) can be, we sourced the grape from Saint-Emilion. Art & Vin skillfully cultivated the perfect Merlot for us, and we translated it into this creation, The Man with the Hat.