Oak barrels aging: 12 to 16 months
Half-brother of Cabernet Sauvignon, «Merlot» was first introduced to Switzerland in the canton of Vaud in the mid-19th century. Because of its adaptability and strength, it is not uncommon for Merlot to be blended with Cabernet Franc and preferably aged in oak barrels
Tasting the Crescendo Merlot
From its terroir, it draws its fruitiness and reveals a subtle aromatic palette. Its soft tannins are derived from its slow aging in oak barrels. Its fruity attack is reminiscent of ripe fruit, forest fruits and black cherry. Its slightly spicy finish with cocoa notes gives it a feeling of richness.
«Merlot» requires elaborate dishes with beef or a veal chop with grilled vegetables. It also accompanies gourmet dishes, or even a steak of grilled salmon.
Time to keep
Time to keep: 5 to 8 years
To store: Aging temperature around 12 ° C and must be homogeneous throughout the cellar.
Serving temperature: 13 to 16°c