The grape exudes soft fruit flavours of plum and blackberry, but it's versatile – the style can change depending on the climate and soil. Merlot from mountain areas are usually more Cabernet like, with stronger structure and tannins; while Merlot from valley floor areas and clay-based soils are opulent, with velvety textures, often approachable when young.

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  • Cheese

  • Vegetables