Merlot is most suitable for women. The presence of other varieties in it makes it mild, without a pungent aroma;
The taste depends on the area where the vine grows. In a warm place, the berries are sweet and the rind is rich in color. Cool regions produce thin and delicate products. Too sunny weather dries out the grapes, and the drink develops a sugary taste.
Red dry wine is full of cherry, raspberry, blackberry and plum notes. More expensive is the version that is aged in an oak barrel. The barrel fills it with the flavor of old leather, bitter chocolate, tobacco. Sometimes a hint of coffee, smoke, truffles and pepper is revealed.
The young wine, which does not need to age for several years, has violet, wild plum or plum jam vibes. As it ages, it fills with aromas of figs, chocolate, and spice.
The price of Merlot wine in Moscow can pleasantly surprise you. You can buy a good one in the region of 500 rubles. It is more likely to be remembered for its "structure" than for its special flavor. More often the taste surprises: soft (not tannic, not sour), rounded. It's easy to drink. This alcohol is worth to be taken in search of a red when you want to please the whole company. The young drink has a richer color and aroma;
There are also many blends on sale where Merlot is present. It is used to produce a new, softer wine with a minimum of tannins. It usually takes two weeks to macerate and ferment the grapes. The wine is then aged for six months before being bottled;