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Merlot is a red wine variety with strong historic ties to Bordeaux and the southwest of France. It is the predominant variety in most wines from Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, the area in which the variety originated.
The variety is now widely planted in wine regions across the world and, in terms of the volumes of wine produced internationally, it is rivaled only by its Bordeaux companion, Cabernet Sauvignon. In France, Merlot is the most widely planted red wine variety of all, and it is also extremely popular in northern Italy and the warmer areas of southern Switzerland.


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2007 Antonelli Montefalco Rosso Riserva 2007 Antonelli San Marco Montefalco Rosso Riserva

Producer: Antonelli
Vintage: 2007
Region: Umbria
Sub-Region: Montefalco DOC
Varietal: Sangiovese (70%), Sagrantino (15%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%), Merlot (5%)
Color: Red

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Amantis Birbanera, Montecucco Rosso, wine from Tuscany, Tuscany wine, wine, red wine, sangiovese 2011 Amantis Birbanera Montecucco Rosso DOC

Producer: Amantis
Vintage: 2011
Region: Toscana
Sub-Region: Montecucco DOC
Varietal: Sangiovese (60%), Merlot (22%), Canaiolo (10%), Petite Verdot (5%), Colorino (3%) Color: Red

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2011 Aglianico Rossomarea IGP Lunarossa Vini e Passione 2011 Aglianico Rossomarea Lunarossa

Producer: Lunarossa
Vintage: 2015
Region: Campania
Sub-Region: Monti Picentini
Varietal: Aglianico and Merlot
Color: Red

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2012 Belisario Rosso San Leopardo Colli Maceratesi 2012 Cantine Belisario Rosso San Leopardo Colli Maceratesi

Producer: Cantine Belisario
Vintage: 2012
Region: Marche DOC
Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese (60%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%), Merlot (15%), Cigliegiolo (10%)

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2105 Villa Pillo Cingalino Rosso di Toscana 2015 Villa Pillo Cingalino Rosso di Toscana

Producer: Villa Pillo
Vintage: 2015
Region: Toscana
Varietal: Merlot (65%) Cabernet Franc (35%)
Color: Red

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Savings: $4.00
2016 Kellerei Meran Burggraflerr Festival Rosalie DOC 2016 Kellerei Meran Burggrafler Festival Rosalie Rose DOC

Producer: Kellerei Meran Burggrafler
Vintage: 2016
Region: Alto Adige
Sub-Region: Sudtirol DOC
Varietal:60% Zweigelt, 20%Merlot, 20% Lagrein
Color: Rose

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Fattoria Carpineta Fontalpino Do ut des 2007 2007 Fattoria Carpineta Fontalpino Do ut des

Producer: Carpineta Fontalpino
Vintage: 2007
Region: Toscana
Varietal: Merlot (34%), Sangiovese (33%), Cabernet Sauvignon (33%)
Color: Red

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Villa Pillo Sant Adele Merlot 2012 Villa Pillo Sant Adele Merlot

Producer: Villa Pillo
Vintage: 2012
Region: Toscana
Varietal: Merlot (100%)
Color: Red

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2009 Cupano Ombrone Sant Antimo Rosso 2009 Cupano Ombrone Sant Antimo Rosso

Producer: Cupano
Vintage: 2009
Region: Toscana
Sub-Region: Sant Antimo
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (35%)
Color: Red

Our Price: $99.99

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2011 Montefalco Rosso Riserva DOC 2011 Montefalco Rosso Riserva DOC Cantine Adanti Arquata

Producer: Adanti
Vintage: 2011
Region: Umbria
Sub-Region: Montefalco
Varietal: Sangiovese and Sagrantino
Color: Red

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2014 Villa Pillo Borgoforte 2014 Villa Pillo Borgoforte

Producer: Villa Pillo
Vintage: 2014
Region: Toscana
Varietal: Sangiovese (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Merlot (10%)
Color: Red

Our Price: $15.99
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Savings: $6.00
   
 

In Italy, there were 63,290 acres of the grape planted in 2000 with more than two-thirds of Italian Merlot being used in Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) blends such as the so-called Super Tuscans versus being used in classified Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) or Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) wines.
Merlot Grapes

A large portion of Merlot is planted in the Friuli wine region where it is made as a varietal or sometimes blended with Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Franc. In other parts of Italy, such as the Maremma coast in Tuscany, it is often blended with Sangiovese to give the wine a similar softening effect as the Bordeaux blends.Italian Merlots are often characterized by their light bodies and herbal notes Merlot's low acidity serves as a balance for the higher acidity in many Italian wine grapes with the grape often being used in blends in the Veneto, Alto Adige and Umbria

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