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Merlot Rose

 Merlot Rose Wine Details

Description: Our 2002 Merlot Rosé is a refreshing summer wine with just a touch of residual sugar.The fruity aromas are vibrant with a note of strawberry, and the palate is elegant with crisp acidity and a pleasant smooth finish. Serve this Rosé chilled, paired with light pasta dishes, grilled fish and vegetables, salads, pizza, goat cheese crostinis and any Provençal specialties. You can also enjoy sipping this light wine before dinner, al fresco on the patio, accompanied with some antipasti or tapas.

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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