International Merlot day
Merlot, which in French means The Little Blackbird, is the second most popular red grape in North America (after Cabernet Sauvignon).
Merlot gives the wine a deep colour, lots of body and alcohol, and a low tannin content (lower than Cabernet Sauvignon). No doubt, it is an elegant grape variety with a feminine character.
Our selection of Merlot
Fronsac Cuvée Tradition by Château du Bergey 2016
You’ve surely heard about the joy 2016 Bordeaux brings, and today you can finally experience all its glory without robbing your bank account. Coming to you for a mere $29.95, today’s (Right Bank) 93 Point Fronsac Cuvée Tradition Bordeaux is a sensational value.
This bottle is a classic example of this historic region that just so happens to be drifting right inside a perfect drinking window. Share with everyone you can, while you can. This is a direct-import that tops the price-to-quality charts!
It’s nothing short of thrilling to find a wine that combines complexity, history, viticultural artistry, and affordability.
Château du Bergey’s Olivier Goujon is making wines for the frugal hedonist—he wants fruit concentration, he wants velvety tannins, he wants layers, and he wants minerality, all for the best price possible!
93 points – International Wine Report, Jan 2019
Château La Coudraie Bordeaux by Vignobles Jolivet 2016
This Château La Coudraie is a sensational value that delightfully marries supple Bordeaux fruit (80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon) and its renown terroir.
On the palate, it is fleshy, rounded and fruity with fine, mature tannins and a lovely fresh finish.
Scoring a gold medal by Gilbert & Gaillard last year.
Merlot by Bogle Vineyards 2016
The team at Bogle has kept up the quality while growing the brand. Bogle epitomizes what quality to price ratio can be in Northern California.
Gorgeous in the glass, the deeply colored wine entices with aromatics of black cherry, pipe tobacco and sweet anise. The lively entry is full of rich red fruits of cherries, plums and a touch of cola, and the plush middle caresses with a silky and smooth mouthfeel. An unexpected pop of acidity surprises the palate just before notes of baking spices and mocha lead to a soft and lingering finish.
Estate Merlot VQA by Redstone Winery 2013
The 38-acre Redstone estate vineyard is perfect for maturing late-ripening varietals like Merlot. Aged 18 months in French oak, this bold Merlot is full of character with notes of plum, chocolate and cedar framed by firm tannins.
Where to find this Merlot wines in Canada?
→ Fronsac Cuvée Tradition by Château du Bergey 2016
→ Château La Coudraie Bordeaux by Vignobles Jolivet 2016
→ Merlot by Bogle Vineyards 2016
→ Estate Merlot VQA by Redstone Winery 2013