Wine glossary

Merlot

International grape variety, and the product of a Cabernet crossing, that has been an officially classified quality wine variety in Austria since 1986, and is increasing in popularity. The grapes bunches are generally large with small-loose berried grapes, and the wines are deep and dark with elegant tannins and juiciness (cassis and pepper pod notes), and the Merlot is a popular wine for blends.