The delicate raspberries, violets and cedar aromas are completed by soft, rich, and warm sensations on the palate.
Merlot is one of the most popular red wine varietals and is second only to Cabernet Sauvignon in planted acreage across the globe. Merlot is made in two main styles. The "International style" tends to emphasize inky, purple colored wines that are full in body with high alcohol and lush, velvety tannins with intense, plum and blackberry fruit. Or, the traditional "Bordeaux style" where the fruit is harvested earlier to maintain acidity producing medium-bodied wines with moderate alcohol levels that have fresh, red fruit flavors(raspberries, strawberries) and pairs easily with a variety of foods. At Europa Village we make both styles. This wine is perfect for summertime picnics and our Reserve Merlot will satisfy those looking for a robust and intense Merlot experience.
Food Pairing Notes
This is a perfect wine to enjoy on a cooler evening with a hot bowl of vegetable soup, beef with mushrooms, or Baby Swiss cheese.