Grapes at Domaine Leduc-Frouin

ripening grapes in the Loire

ripening grapes in the Loire




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Merlot

Merlot - French wine varietal
The famous Bordeaux wines of St.Emilion and Pomerol are predominantly based on Merlot. Here it produces full bodied wines with plum characteristics to the flavour and aroma; similar to Cabernet Sauvignon in many ways but generally less tannic. It is often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon. Several regions of Bordeaux see Merlot dominate the plantings. In the wines of Graves , Bourg, Blayes and Fronsac Merlot predominates. While in the South West of France Buzet, Gaillac, Cahors and Bergerac the classic variety adds softness to the local varieties with which it is blended.
Merlot grapes produce generously plummy, medium-bodied reds
Goes best with roast poultry, peppered steak, rich tomato sauces, pork chops
Merlot grown in: Bordeaux , Languedoc , Bergerac, South West France .

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