to homepage to main navigation to main content to contact form to search form
Baur au Lac Vins
Adlikerstrasse 272
8105 Regensdorf, CH
+41 44 777 05 05,
information@balv.ch

Merlot

Everybody’s darling

Merlot is the most charming member of the Bordeaux family. It shines with rich colour, fragrant fullness, velvety tannins and sweet, plummy fruit. It even makes itself easy for the vintner, as it matures without issue in cool years as well. This is in contrast to the stricter Cabernet Sauvignon, which it complements as a blending partner. Its good qualities have made the Merlot famous worldwide. At over 100,000 hectares, it is the most-planted grape in France. It also covers large areas in California, Italy, Australia and recently in Eastern Europe. The only catch is that pure Merlot varieties rarely turn out well. Its charm is often associated with a lack of substance. Only the best specimens improve with maturity. They then develop complex notes of leather and truffles. This succeeds in the top wines from the Bordeaux appellation of Pomerol and those from Ticino, among others.

In Stock
In Stock
Premier Vin Son Mayol
Vegan
Certified integrated production
In Stock
Baur au Lac Vins 94-96 Points
Château Malartic-Lagravière
Only 2 Bottles
In Stock
Château Léoville-Poyferré
Only 3 Bottles
In Stock
Bianco Rovere (Bianco di Merlot)
Vegan
In Stock
Parker 95 Points
Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry
In Stock
Sió
Certified integrated production

Sió

VdT, Ribas, 2017, 750 ml
CHF 34.50
In Stock
Parker 93 Points
Château Calon-Ségur

Grape varieties

Welschriesling

Welschriesling

Stays noble in the cold

Read more
Corvinone

Corvinone

Born for the supporting role

Read more
Sangiovese Grosso

Sangiovese Grosso

Epitome of Tuscany

Read more