1. Wine made by You at the Wine Shoppe
  2. This product was added to our catalog on Monday 01 October, 2012.

    RQ2017 French Merlot
    Wine made by You at the Wine Shoppe
    Batch includes wine, labels, corks, shrink caps and all fees and taxes.

    Price:  

    $190.00

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    • If you wish to modify your wine recipe, please leave your request in the order comments section, when finalizing your order on the next screen.

    • As of July 1st 2016, you are legally allowed to delegate the starting of your batch of wine.

    New!
    Each year our Restricted Quantities brand offers craft winemakers the opportunity to make truly outstanding wines from grapes grown in world-renowned winemaking regions.
    This year we bring you “Le Chateau Noblesse” —crafted from the original noble grapes of France—these are classic wines worthy of the most discerning wine cellar.

    Ruby red colour with aromas of juicy blueberries and cherries on the nose. This luxurious wine features ripe cherries, blueberries, a touch of spice, and soft tannins on the palate

    Food Pairings: Roast Pork, Herbed Chicken, Mushroom Tart, Camembert

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    L’ÂGE DU LUXE France Merlot

    Named after the French bird Merlau, this late 17th century wine is the epitome of L’âgedu Luxe, known for being luxuriously ripe and soft.

    Historians claim the earliest mention of Merlot was in 1783-4 in the Gironde region of France. The first records with its modern spelling are from 1824 which explain that the name ‘Merlot” comes from “merlau”, a black bird that is particularly fond of this grape. DNA parentage analysis from the late 1990s showed Merlot, like Cabernet Sauvignon, is the offspring of Cabernet Franc. Ten years later scientists discovered that the other parent is a grape from the middle ages that is no longer commercially cultivated, now named Magdeleine Noire des Charentes.

    Because it is easier than other varieties to ripen earlier, while still producing outstanding wines, Merlot is now grown widely around the world, and it remains the most planted grape variety in France. The sweetness and freshness of a Merlot wine make this classic French grape variety easy to appreciate.


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