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Merlot, Stoney Hill,

Merlot, Stoney Hill, Wine Details
Price: $16.95 per bottle

Description: This medium-bodied wine is garnet in colour with floral aromas that present a bouquet of violets and roses. The palate is full and round with expressions of new oak, cherry, plum, cranberry and raspberry. The texture is silky smooth with refined tannins and vibrant acidity. This offering is best to drink young with a tomato-based sauces or gourmet sausage.

Varietal Definition
Merlot is known as a Noble Bordeaux varietal. Although it came to France in the first century, it was not named until the 1880s. Merlot was originally used only for blending, as it is soft and compliant, very useful in softening other Bordeaux wines like Cabernets. Recently in California and Chile it became popular as a 100% varietal wine. Merlot tends to be easier to grow in a variety of soil conditions and is harvested earlier in the year than Cabernet. Although most Merlots are made to be drunk earlier, there are many with complexities of a Cabernet. Flavors of plum, black cherry, violet, chocolate and orange pair well with rich, red pasta dishes, hearty chicken dishes, and any beef combination that you fancy. The perfect match of course is chocolate. Not only does the chocolate compliment the wine and vice-versa, but the essence of both flavors linger eternally.


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