Known for its dark fruity flavours, medium-body, and sweet notes of vanilla and chocolate, merlot wine, in Australia, is one of the most popular red wines due to its approachability and versatility. Often enjoyed as an introduction to the world of red wines thanks to its soft texture and balanced acidity, merlot is an easy-drinking, subtle red wine that pairs well with almost any food.
With our catalogue of merlot red wines, you can unlock a variety of complex aromatics ideal for a range of both casual and celebratory occasions. That is why, no matter the circumstance, choosing a merlot is always a good idea.
Having originated from the Bordeaux region of France and now popularly grown in regions across California, Italy, and even Australia, merlot is a soft and mellow red wine made from the grape variety of the same name.
Earning a chameleon-like reputation thanks to its ability to take on the character of the climate and location of the region it is grown in, the specific flavour profile of merlot is hard to pin down. For example, cool-climate merlot, such as those grown in France and Italy, are more dry and savoury, with more tannins and earthy flavours. Whereas warm-climate merlot, such as those grown in California and Australia, are far more fruity, which makes them smoother and easier to drink.
Thanks to its versatility, as a whole, merlot red wine pairs well with a variety of foods, such as light to medium red meats, and other ingredients, such as mushrooms and sweet roasted vegetables. This, combined with its generally subtle fruity flavour, is what makes merlot such a great choice for white wine drinkers and those who are only just entering the world of red wine.
Your finest moments deserve the finest wines. That is why, aside from sourcing premium quality fine wines, we also offer a convenient and cold delivery service for our Sydney metro customers. For those further afield, we can also ship our beautiful merlot wine across Australia and will endeavour to have your order dispatched within 24 hours. Wherever you are, you can rest assured you’ll be relaxing with a glass of your preferred merlot from Best Cellars in no time!
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