​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

White Merlot

$14.95Price

    Hopewell Valley Vineyards

    Phone: 609-737-4465

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