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Merlot with fruity aroma of plums & cherries. Best with fish, meat & semi-hard cheese.

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Merlot wine from Croatia
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Merlot wine in short

Merlot flavor profile:

  • black cherries
  • Plums
  • Figs
  • Blackberries
  • vanilla
  • Dark chocolate

Merlot properties:

  • Few tannins
  • Few acids
  • Easy to drink
  • Creamy
  • Ideal for beginners Red wine drinker
  • Good to combine with many dishes
  • Almost always ripens oak barrels
  • High quality Merlot wine lasts a very long time

Quality of Merlot wine

  • Pleasant fruity aroma and taste of plums and cherries. Has little tannins, therefore also less 'pulling' dry taste in the mouth
  • Merlot from Croatia tastes much savory than Merlot from Bordeaux or California. Where the wine is grown has a big influence on the taste
  • Ideal for various dishes, such as casseroles, kip, veal, venison or pasta's
  • Merlot is a 'smooth' wine that is easy to drink
  • Rich in Antioxidants: Grapes used to make Merlot wine are rich in the antioxidant resveratrol, a polyphenol that protects cells from infection and free radical damage

Merlot wine from Croatia

This top quality wine is made from the grape variety of the same name. This one comes out best with grilled screw and shellfish. But can also be enjoyed with red meat, semi-hard cheese and ham.

The grapes are grown on the Croatian coast, in Dalmatia. To be precise in the vineyards on the Croatian island Korcula through the house Blato 1902. The winery is a small wine corporation that puts a lot of thought into making their wines. Thanks to this attention that the winegrower puts into this wine, it has won several awards. Both in Croatia and abroad (Italy, Austria and Germany).

Originally French grape variety

The Merlot is originally a French grape variety that is very popular in Croatia. It has been planted in various regions of Croatia over the decades. Both in the continental part of Croatia and in the coastal areas. In Istria the Merlot even has the local grape variety, the teran, overtaken in popularity. In addition, the Merlot is well represented in the extreme south of Croatia, especially in the vicinity of Dubrovnik.

The grapes lend themselves well to viticulture. It has a high yield and is not 'picky' about the soil. Grapes grow best on slopes. This grape grows best exposed to the sun and without long humid periods. Even if this ideal environment is missing, the Merlot will not be less ripe and will not give a milder quality. Even then the grape is able to give an ideal yield. It is precisely because of these “adaptable” qualities that the Merlot has successfully spread throughout Croatia.

Merlot flavor profile

In Slavonia and the Danube region the wine has a full rich pleasant fruity aromaespecially plums. In Istria the wine is more similar to the original, from the right bank of the Gironde (Bordeaux).

There are some wines where in the absence of the acids the tannin content is 'supplemented' by coupage with 10% Cabernet Franc or another grape variety rich in acids en tannins. The acids en tannins of this wine are emphasized more when the wine is still young, so a slow maturation of the Merlot is important.

The success of this wine can be found in the high yields. The Merlot is often also referred to as vintage used as coupage with other grape varieties.

Merlot wine from Croatia

Merlot wine from Croatia is a unique addition to the global wine market. This wine is produced in several regions of Croatia, including Istria en Dalmatia. Merlot grapes are grown here in a Mediterranean climate with influences from the sea, resulting in a complex taste of the wine. The wines are often rich in fruit aromalike cherries and berries, with a soft aftertaste of tannin.

The winegrowers in Croatia have years of experience in growing Merlot grapes and have developed the techniques to achieve the best quality. The grapes are harvested at the right time to achieve optimum ripeness. The wine is then aged in oak barrels, enriching the taste of the wine even more.

Merlot wine from Croatia is a good choice for wine lovers looking for a wine with a unique taste. This wine is a good combination with dishes with meat, such as red meat or game, or with cheese dishes. This wine is also a good choice to pair with dishes from the Mediterranean cuisine, such as pasta dishes or dishes with screw.

Difference with the French Merlot
Croatian Merlot is different from French Merlot due to several factors such as climate, soil type and viticultural techniques.

Firstly, Croatia has a Mediterranean climate with influences from the sea, while the Bordeaux region in France has a more maritime climate. This means that the grapes in Croatia get more hours of sunshine and therefore more sugar build up, resulting in wines with a higher alcohol content. In addition, due to the warm temperatures in Croatia, the grapes are riper at harvest than in Bordeaux.

Secondly, the soil type in Croatia is mainly limestone, while the soil type in Bordeaux is mainly clay. This affects the taste of the wine, wines from calcareous soils often have a higher acidity and more mineral flavours.

Third, viticultural techniques in Croatia can be different than in Bordeaux. For example, some Croatian vintners use modern techniques such as using stainless steel tanks instead of oak barrels for aging. This can affect the taste of the wine and creates a unique taste.

In summary, Croatian Merlot is different from French Merlot due to differences in climate, soil type and viticultural techniques. This makes the taste of the wine unique and different from French Merlot.

The impact of the winemaker

The production of wine is a matter of skill. Every year, winemakers try to grow the perfect grape and achieve the best quality. However, because the Merlot grape is large and productive, there is a risk of overproduction and thin wines. That is why it is important that winemakers pay close attention to the harvest. In addition, the location where the grapes are grown also plays an important role, the type of soil, the climate, the sun and wind exposure are all factors that influence the taste of the wine. The techniques used by the winemaker during production, such as the fermentation temperature, the wood aging, and the time the wine is allowed to mature in the bottle, all have their own influence on the taste.

Influence of climate and location

Merlot grapes grow in many different areas around the world, from the Bordeaux region of France to California in the United States. Each area has its own unique climate and soil type, which influences the taste of the wine. Merlot from cooler climates, such as the Bordeaux region, often has a higher acidity and less alcohol than Merlot from warm climates, such as California. This often makes Merlot from cooler climates more suitable for pairing with food.

Effect of bottle aging

Merlot wine provides softness in the taste. This wine matures quickly and can therefore be drunk quickly, but can also be stored for a long time. The color changes from cherry red to warm brown red and the taste goes from intensely fruity with aromafrom figs, blackberries, red currants and a hint of chocolate, to more earthy flavors with hints of truffle. The aging in the bottle can also refine and enrich the taste of the wine, giving the wine beautiful complex flavors.

Influence of it dazzle

Because Merlot not so much tannin it is used to soften tannic wines. Merlot's main blending partner is Cabernet Sauvignon. The most famous blend from the Bordeaux region is therefore the blend from Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon. Both grapes are very fruity, but the Merlot grape provides the refinement blend. This combination is often used in the Bordeaux region, where these grape varieties grow abundantly. This one blend is often regarded as one of the best wines in the world.
But also other wines that are rich in acids en tannins go well with Merlot, such as Grenache and Syrah grapes. This creates completely different beautiful wines, each with its own unique taste. By dazzle with other grape varieties, Merlot wine often takes on a more complex flavor and better structure.

Influence of winefood combination

Merlot wines are excellent for combining with a certain wine gerecht or snack. However, there is a difference between Merlot from the cooler regions and Merlot from the warmer regions. You should take this into account when choosing a particular combination. Merlot from the cooler regions is best served with steak, pastaand chicken dishes. Merlot from the warmer areas goes better with roasted meat, such as a hamburger from the BBQ. This creamier and fruitier Merlot is also a good combination with a cheese board.
Merlot wine is also a good choice to pair with a variety of cheeses, such as brie, camembert, and gouda. Also meat dishes with a sweet sauce, such as duck breast with a sauce of Red wine or a wild boar ragout, go well with Merlot wine.

 

 

serving tip
From Red wine and so Merlot is often said to be best drunk at room temperature. However, a Merlot is best served at a temperature of 16 to 18 degrees. This helps to bring out the flavors of the wine better and ensures an optimal taste experience. It is also important to properly decant Merlot wine, this helps to develop the flavors better and ensures a finer taste.

In summary, Merlot wine is a versatile grape variety with a unique taste. The influence of the winemaker, the climate and location, the aging in the bottle, the dazzle with other grape varieties, and the winefood combination are all factors that affect the taste of Merlot wine. By considering these factors, you can select the perfect Merlot wine to suit your taste preference and the gerecht that you want to serve. Merlot wine is also a good choice for wine lovers looking for a wine with a good balance between fruitiness and softness. Merlot wine is also a good choice for those looking for a wine that pairs easily with a variety of dishes.

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24 reviews for Top quality Merlot

  1. Niels Ton -

    surprisingly soft and pleasant merlot, full in the mouth, very rich in fruit flavors of dark cherries and blackberries

  2. Nadine -

    good merlot, nice and smooth in the mouth dry and fruity

  3. Frederique -

    pleasant fruity full red merlot

  4. Annabelle -

    I think it's a soft red wine, I prefer robust red wines

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