Merlot is one of our lighter bodied wines. It's lighter in colour, and has aromas of raspberry and strawberry. The finished product has big berry flavours, that can be a little jammy. We like to blend this with Cabernet, or Sangiovese. For larger batches, it can be made into three part blend with Syrah and Cabernet.
2018 Harvest Brix°: 21.6
2018 Crop Location: Italy
Potential Alcohol: 12.6%
If you're interested in making this wine on-site at KJ Urban Winery, find the information here.
Merlot, meaning “young blackbird” in French, can be identified by its loose bunches and large berries. These grapes are black-blue and thin skinned and contain high levels of the chemical “Resveratrol”. They thrive in cold soil but tend to bud early, leaving them at risk of cold frost damage.