Originally from Bordeaux , an area where some of the most prestigious wines are born, Merlot is a black grape variety spread internationally in particular for its high adaptability.

Generally these grapes are the most faithful companions of the brother Cabernet Sauvignon , also of Bordeaux origin, and together they create among the most popular blends. But due to its peculiar characteristics, there are increasingly interpretations of Merlot in purity of great personality all over the world. First of all in Italy this grape is widespread in every territory: from Friuli to Alto Adige , Veneto, Emilia Romagna, but also in Tuscany , especially in the Bolgheri area , and in Sicily .

Merlot comes in two different versions depending on the climatic conditions in which the grapes ripen. The most common is the one in which the grapes are grown in environments where a warm or moderate climate prevails, giving life to a wine with the characteristic hints of berries, mainly with black berries such as blueberries, black currants, plums, cherries but also fresh herbaceous notes of undergrowth, characterized by a soft and velvety body in perfect balance with the body of the tannins and high alcohol content. The other interpretation is more elegant and is possible in colder climatic conditions which is distinguished by greater tannins and acidity. In both cases Merlot almost always undergoes an aging process in oak barrels, gaining spicy and fragrant notes of vanilla and coffee.

It is the red wine loved for its persuasive elegance, its soft and rich fruit, its smooth profile, its balanced sip, long and persistent, without edges or roughness. An enveloping and round wine that has conquered the palates of connoisseurs from all over the world. Merlot was born in the Bordeaux area from a spontaneous cross between cabernet franc and magdalene noir de Charentes. Today it is one of the main grapes of the famous Bordeaux cuts. If in the Médoc region it is a complementary grape compared to the cabernet sauvignon in the Saint-Emilion area, it is the most cultivated grape variety and often offered in purity, especially in the Pomerol area, a true paradise of this extraordinary grape. In this area the gravelly soils of alluvial matrix have sedimented with sands rich in ferrous minerals and clays, creating a mix that has proved perfect for the needs of the vine. The most famous merlots in the world are born in this AOC, which stand out for the finesse of the aromas of small dark berry fruits, for the extraordinary harmony and complexity and for a refined evolution towards balsamic and menthol notes. The Pomerol territory was not classified in 1855, but over the centuries a scale of values has been created and today the most quoted labels ever come from: Château Petrus, Château La Fleur, Château L'Eglise Clinet, Château Le Pin, Château La Violette, Château Trotanoy, Château Housanna, Château L'Evangile, Château Clinet, Vieux Château Certan . Merlot is one of the most popular varieties in the world and is present in almost all European states, as well as in New World countries. In Italy, it came mainly after the crisis caused by phylloxera. The need to replant new vineyards has often directed the choice towards the most famous French varieties, easier to market than many ancient native vines. The vine quickly settled in the area of Triveneto, in areas that I could remember the pebbly and gravelly soils of Bordeaux, such as the alluvial areas of Greve del Friuli or the Piave area. The vine then spread throughout the peninsula, finding above all in the area of the Tuscan coast, Bolgheri and its hinterland, the soil and climate conditions to express themselves on high quality levels, with a decidedly Mediterranean face, ripe, rich and intense. It is also cultivated with excellent results in South Tyrol, in particular in the Cortaccia area, the sunniest and warmest in the region, in the Veneto region of the Berici and Breganze hills and in Umbria. For those wishing to deepen their knowledge of Italian merlot, we recommend some labels of absolute prestige, among the best versions of this noble grape variety: Toscana Rosso IGT Masseto Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Toscana Merlot IGT Messorio Le Macchiole, Toscana IGT l'Apparita Castello di Ama, Toscana Rosso IGT Redigaffi Tua Rita, Suvereto Docg I'Rennero Gualdo del Re, Delle Venezie Merlot IGT Sante Rosso Cecchetto Giorgio, Veneto Merlot IGT Crosara Maculan, Lazio Merlot IGT Montiano Falesco.


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Südtirol - Alto Adige DOC Merlot Mollis 2017

Südtirol - Alto Adige DOC Merlot Mollis 2017 Ritterhof

0,75 ℓ
Red meat, Grilled red meat, Aged cheeses
22 €
18,70
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Lazio IGT Merlot 2020

Lazio IGT Merlot 2020 Casale del Giglio

0,75 ℓ
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9,90 €
9,33
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Toscana IGT Messorio 2018

Toscana IGT Messorio 2018 Le Macchiole

0,75 ℓ
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195
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Toscana IGT Merlot Quercegobbe 2019

Toscana IGT Merlot Quercegobbe 2019 Petra

0,75 ℓ
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21,95
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Venezia Giulia IGT Rivarossa 2017

Venezia Giulia IGT Rivarossa 2017 Schiopetto

0,75 ℓ
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19,90 €
18,94
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Bolgheri Superiore DOC Bell'Aja 2018

Bolgheri Superiore DOC Bell'Aja 2018 San Felice

0,75 ℓ
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30,40
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Bolgheri DOC Campo al Mare Rosato 2021

Bolgheri DOC Campo al Mare Rosato 2021 Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari

0,75 ℓ
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14,90 €
12,44
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Chianti Classico DOCG Contessa di Radda 2019

Chianti Classico DOCG Contessa di Radda 2019 Geografico

Magnum 1,5 ℓ, Wooden case
Red meat, Aged cheeses, First courses
26,50
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Saint-Émilion Grand Cru AOC Les Roches de Yon-Figeac 2014

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru AOC Les Roches de Yon-Figeac 2014 Château Yon-Figeac

0,75 ℓ
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17,16
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Saint-Émilion AOC Légende R 2018

Saint-Émilion AOC Légende R 2018 Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)

0,75 ℓ
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25,30
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Veneto IGT Merlot 2020

Veneto IGT Merlot 2020 Paladin

0,75 ℓ
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7,25
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Washington Merlot AVA The Velvet Devil 2019

Washington Merlot AVA The Velvet Devil 2019 Charles Smith

0,75 ℓ
Red meat, Grilled red meat
17,58
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Terre di Chieti IGT Merlot 2021

Terre di Chieti IGT Merlot 2021 Tenuta Ulisse

0,75 ℓ
93
97
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10,95
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Toscana IGT Contessa di Radda 2018

Toscana IGT Contessa di Radda 2018 Geografico

0,75 ℓ
91
93
Red meat, Grilled red meat
8,80
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Bordeaux Supérieur AOC 2020

Bordeaux Supérieur AOC 2020 Château Le Bocage

0,75 ℓ
Red meat, Game
13,45
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Puisseguin Saint-Émilion AOC Château des Laurets 2016

Puisseguin Saint-Émilion AOC Château des Laurets 2016 Baron Edmond de Rothschild

0,75 ℓ
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22,80
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Terre Siciliane IGT Merlot 2019

Terre Siciliane IGT Merlot 2019 Cantine Fina

0,75 ℓ
90
92
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11,25
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Friuli Merlot DOC 2020

Friuli Merlot DOC 2020 Cormòns

0,75 ℓ
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7,80
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