Merlot – Puglia, Italy
Merlot is one of the world’s most popular red wines, second to Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot is known for its soft, sensual texture and approachable style. Its softness and fleshiness, along with its earlier ripening, makes Merlot a popular grape for blending with the sterner, later-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon. Produces wines that are food friendly.