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Merlot

  • Red grape
  • Grape variety recently introduced
  • Itinerary 5

A black-berried variety, the name of which derives from the particular predilection that the blackbird has for its berries.

The Merlot is a black-berried variety, the name of which derives from the particular predilection that the blackbird has for its berries. A royal grape variety of the French Bordolese region, it adapts well to the cool, dry climate of the Aosta Valley.  Reference has been made to the Merlot since 1700s, but the first detailed description belongs to the Rendre (1854).

In the Aosta Valley, the Merlot, adapting to the climate, shows another aspect of its versatile personality, originating wines rich in color and sweet tannins. A red matched with all foods, it lends itself to accompanying sausages, meats and local cheeses.

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Red