God made only water, but man made wine
Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French Writer

Merlot

The Merlot is the red variety from the Bordeaux region of France, where for decades it is combined with the Cabernet Sauvignon. From this region it was replanted in many areas of Europe, America, Australia and Africa. It gives 'soft' wines with a fruity character and a dark color and has a medium body and soft tannins.

In Greece today it is grown in the Peloponnese, in Central Greece, in Epirus, in Thessaly and in Macedonia. When mixed with other wines, it enhances their color and flavor, and accelerates the aging time needed so that they are sooner ready for consumption.