TASTING NOTES: Light bodied with a delicate bouquet of peaches and pears, our White Merlot displays sweet fresh fruit flavors that complement light meals and desserts. Great with appetizers and fruit salads. Serve chilled.
THE GRAPE: White Merlot is fermented using Merlot grapes and vinified as a white wine from which the name "white Merlot". Merlot is a black grape variety originating from Gironde, in the South-West of France, and in particular from the Bordeaux area from which some of the most prestigious wines are produced. The name Merlot is thought to be a diminutive of merle, the French name for the blackbird, probably a reference to the color of the grape. In character, Merlot offers flavors of chocolate, plums, licorice, black cherries, blueberries, black raspberries and blackberries .
VINTNER'S NOTE: because oft its natural fruity character and ability to ripen to high sugar level, Merlot grapes are ideal to create a blush wine with residual sugar up to 6% and alcohol levels no lower than 11%. To obtain these values we stop fermentation using rapid cooling when the desired amount of residual sugar is reached.
BLEND: 100% Merlot
GRAPES ORIGIN: New York and California
YEARLY PRODUCTION: 250-350 cases