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What is Merlot?

The definition of Merlot is a type of red grape most often used for winemaking; the great is also often blended with other types of grapes to create hybrids. Merlot grapes are used often in both French wines, particularly in the Bordeaux region, and also in California wines in the Napa Valley region as well. Merlot wines are characterized by a soft, medium body and subtle hints of fruit flavors, such as berries or even plums; and contains lower amounts of tannin than some other wines. As Merlot is a red wine, is often best paired with red meat or cheese, but is very versatile and is often paired with a wide variety of dishes and ingredients.

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by Margaret Walker on Tue, 12/15/2009 - 07:37

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