Merlot Month is upon us, and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to uncork a bottle (or two) of your favorite Merlot and enjoy! This delicious red wine varietal has been gaining in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. Merlot is versatile, food-friendly, and easy to drink. Not to mention, it’s perfect for fall sipping! Here’s a look at why Merlot is worth celebrating this month (and every month).
Spanish Merlot is a red wine grape that is grown in many different regions of Spain. The climate in Spain is perfect for growing this grape, and the resulting wine has a distinct flavor that sets it apart from other types of Merlot. If you are a fan of red wine, then you owe it to yourself to try Spanish Merlot at least once. Trust us, you won't be disappointed!
The History of Merlot
Merlot is a French word meaning “young blackbird.” The name is thought to derive from the fact that young blackbirds are often seen eating the grapes during harvest season. The varietal is believed to be a natural crossing of Cabernet Franc and Magdeleine Noire des Charentes. It was first planted in Bordeaux in the 18th century and quickly gained popularity due to its easy-drinking nature. Today, Merlot is cultivated all over the world in locations as varied as Australia, Italy, Chile, and California.
The History of Spanish Merlot
Merlot grapes have been grown in Spain for centuries and were originally used to produce a fortified wine similar to port. However, in recent years, Spanish vintners have begun producing dry Merlot wines that are more similar to the French style of Merlot. These wines are typically produced in the Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions of Spain and are made using traditional methods.
The Flavor of Spanish Merlot
As we mentioned before, Spanish Merlot has a distinct flavor that sets it apart from other types of Merlot. This is due to the climate in Spain, which is perfect for growing this grape. The result is a fruity and full-bodied wine that is absolutely delicious. If you are looking for a red wine that is full of flavor, then Spanish Merlot is the perfect choice for you.
Why We Love Merlot
One of the great things about merlot is that it pairs well with just about any food you can think of. Whether you're serving up grilled meats, roasted vegetables, or even something as simple as spaghetti, merlot will always be a great choice. If you're not sure what wine to pair with your meal, go with merlot and you can't go wrong.
While there are certainly some expensive merlots out there, in general, this type of wine is very affordable. This makes it a great choice if you're looking for a good quality wine without spending a lot of money.
We all know that feeling when you've had one too many glasses of wine and you start to feel a little bit woozy. Well, that's usually not the case with merlot. This type of wine tends to be very smooth and easy to drink, which makes it perfect for both casual and formal occasions.
How to Enjoy Merlot Month
Now that you know a little bit more about this beloved red wine varietal, it’s time to start enjoying it! Choose your bottle of Merot, we recommend a Merlot that drives us crazy, El Tiempo que nos Une, a high quality Spanish merlot . Serve it slightly chilled alongside some hearty comfort food like roasted chicken or braised beef—or enjoy it on its own as an after-dinner treat. however you choose to enjoy it, make sure to raise a glass this October in honor of Merlot Month!
Merlot from Jumilla
El Tiempo que nos Une is a merlot wine from the Jumilla wine region, aged 3 – 4 months in French oak foudre, with light bodied with intense purple color. Stands out for being balanced, smooth and light in the mouth, it harmoniously combines soft tannins and long finish.
If you are looking for a red wine that is full of flavor, then we recommend trying Spanish Merlot. This delicious wine is perfect for drinking on its own or paired with grilled meats or Mediterranean food. No matter how you enjoy it, we're sure that you'll be coming back for more once you've had your first taste. Cheers to Merlot Month! So what are you waiting for? Grab a bottle (or two) and celebrate!